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up next. do not forget the news continues all morning good morning, and welcome to our viewers in the west to "cbs this morning." it's friday, august 13th, 2021. i'm tony dokoupil with vlad and dana. gayle and anthony are off. u.s. troops prepare to evacuate americans in afghanistan, as the taliban gains more ground, getting closer to the capital. we'll tell you why president biden still says ending our military involvement there is the right thing. >> breaking overnight, the fda authorizes vaccine booster shots for some americans. >> plus, see how hospitals are overwhelmed by covid patients and running out of icu beds. >> britney spears get a big win as she fights to take control of her own life. what led to a major announcement >> in the footsteps of the beatles, we go inside the
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legendary abbey road studios. open to the public for the first time. >> first, here's today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> this is a temporary mission with a narrow focus. >> the president sends thousands of troops to afghanistan to move personnel out of the u.s. embassy. >> the taliban capturing the country's second and third largest cities. >> this is not an evacuation. >> big covid news. the fda authorizing vaccine booster shots for people who have weakened immune systems. >> millions across the country are under heat emergencies. >> heavy rains and winds that struck the midwest has knocked out power to over 1 million customers. >> i felt like it was a war zone. >> census data reveals america is more diverse than ever with big increases in those tiracifying as hispanic, asian, >> it is not going to be a white america any more. wo wfterhe lollapalooza music festival, chicago health officials say
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there is no sign it was a superspreader event. >> jamie spears, the father of britney spears says he's stepping down as the pop star's conservator. ashkutcand kunistters. they started with how often you should bathe your kids. >> four times this week. >> it's too much. >> great. their body oils are going to be destroyed. >> on "cbs this morning." >> probably just one question to answer. is this heaven? >> they built it, and they came. >> the yankees and the white sox reemerge from the corn fields at the original "field of dreams" movie site. >> a classic complete with a hollywood ending. >> anderson hits it in the air to right. back at the wall. and the white sox win it. >> this was some kind of night for baseball. >> this morning's "eye opener" is presented by progressive. making it easy to bundle insurance.
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>> welo "cbs this mornin"asall lio lin ball a iowa, w have tbemitauation in yearbuildip thatry's errun much of itle most of the country's major cities have been captured as of this morning, and the u.s. is now sending thousands of troops back in to help evacuate americans and their afghan allies. helping them all get out. the taliban now controls most of the country outside the capital city of kabul, where roxana saberi joins us now. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, tony. it's been another devastating 24 hours for afghan security forces. there are now only a handful of major cities including this one that remain under government control. and many people here fear the taliban could attack within days. the taliban are retaking afghanistan
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raising their flag in city after city. sending u.s.-trained afghan forces scrambling, and showing off the spoils of war. last night, the insurgents took their biggest prize yet, the country's second largest city, kandahar. the birthplace of the islamic fundamentalist group in the 1990s. the country's third biggest city also collapsed. that means the taliban now control much of afghanistan's west, south, and north. in this morning, the group released this video claiming to have freed taliban prisoners in the city of logar, only about 50 miles from kabul. with the taliban well positioned for an attack on the capital, the u.s. announced a staff draw-down with the help of thousands of troops temporarily deployrom elwh >> this is not abandonment. this is not an evacuation. this is not the wholesale
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withdrawal. what this is is a reduction in the size of our civilian footprint. >> but as the u.s. also prepares to withdraw the last of its military forces by the end of this month, many afghans fleeing the fighting for kabul feel detried. betrayed. this man says, look at my children's situation here. they have been sleeping on mats for almost two days. no one is helping us. many of these people fled the taliban fearing the return to strict islamic law and brutal violence. for the millions of young people across afghanistan, their only life after the fall of the taliban two decades ago, their future and dreams are now in jeopardy. victoria fontan is a professor at the american university of afghanistan. >> they feel let down. they feel that everything that they have studied for, worked for, could go to shreds in a matter of a few days.
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>> reporter: the u.s. military is conducting limited air strikes in support of afghan security forces. but clearly, this support is far from enough. vlad. >> all right, roxana saber presi bave the sentroo to help evacuate u.s. embassy personnel. he maintains the decision to begin a final withdrawal from afghanistan earlier this year is a right one. what is the president saying about this latest move? >> good morning, vlad. president biden hasn't made any remarks about the evacuation. the details of which were unfolding just as he was delivering a speech about prescription drug prices. earlier this week, though, the president stood by his decision to pull u.s. troops out of afghanistan by the end of this month. insisting afghan forces must fight for themselves.
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afghan diplomatic sources told cbs news sending 3,000 troops to help american diplomats evacuate on military planes sends a signal the afghan government is weak. that could already be having a broader impact with reports that canada is closing its embassy in kabul. the fall of the city of ghazni wednesday launched the u.s. plan into motion. because of the city's close proximity ab republicans are pouncing. wyoming congresswoman liz cheney tweeted america's enemies know the slogan ending endless war actually means unconditional surrender. and south carolina senator lindsey graham said all this is a result of president biden believing he knows more than his military advisers. when it comes to afghanistan, the worst is yet to come. the state department said diplomatic work will continue. house speaker nancy pelosi has requested an all-members briefing on afghanistan for the week of august 23rd, when the house is back in session. vlad. >> all right, thank you very
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much. >> in our next hour, we'll ask . doow thelp afghanistan, and how thingsaricklbreang overnigh has now officially authorized a third vaccine dose for people who have systems or received an organ transplant. right now, the booster is only the news comes at a harrowing moment in texas, where many hospitals are overwhelmed with unvaccinated people. more than 90% of icu beds across the state are full. and it's getting worse every day. janet shamlian is in houston now with more. what's the situation there? >> reporter: dana, good morning to you. we're being told some patients are having to wait days in the emergency room just to get a spot in the icu. this morning, some 10,000 texans are hospitalized with covid, and about 50 hospitals across the state say they have no room at all in intensive care. this morning, alarming numbers.
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out of the houston area. ju million people. >> we're back in the throes of things as if we were in another wave of the pandemic before vaccination rollout. >> this doctor is chief of emergency services at lbj hospital in houston. overflow tents have been built here to manage the overwhelming surge of patients. >> the icus are full. every bed is accounted for, and in fact, we have patients waiting in our emergency center for icu beds to open up. >> are they waiting a couple hours or how long? >> some wait hours, some wait days, to be frank. >> staffing shortages are adding to the wait. this hospital says it needs 500 more nurses and has had to send some pregnant patients to other hospitals. more than 10,000 texans are hospitalized with covid this week, including 54-year-old tim. >> he was in the hospital
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needing some support on oxygen, and then all of a sudden, things just drastically changed for him. >> tracy says her husband was intubated at a small local hospital, but as his condition worsened, doctors said he needed to go to one with an icu. she said they couldn't find one that would take them as a transfer patient with their insurance in texas. then from outside his hospital room, a plea on social media. >> please don't let my husband die because we can't get him the help he needs. we must find him an icu bed today in the houston area. >> an icu bed did open and tim was transferred a few days later. tracy says he has no pre-existing conditions but wouldn't say if he was vaccinated. she did say his condition is dire. >> what is behind your reasons for optimism right now? >> i don't really have a choice to think anything else because i have four kids, and they are looking at me to try to lead them and to get through this. it's so terrifying, and i just want to help, but there's
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nothing i can do. >> texas is a state of about 30 million people. according to the state health department, there are only 329 icu beds available. school is starting here on thursday, a county judge ordered a mask mandate for the schools following dallas and austin doing the same. that is in defiance of the governor's ban on mask mandates. vlad. >> thank you very much. now to the blistering temperatures causing dangerous conditions across much of the country. temperatures could hit 99 degrees in philadelphia, a new record for today. it could also be 99 degrees in washington, d.c., but it will feel like 108. in the west, portland, oregon, could see triple digits, and seattle could hit 96. more than 75 million americans are under some type of heat alert. meanwhile, florida is bracing self trocal pron the state. oappestrengthen to a >> newly released data shows our portrait of america is changing
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and changing dramatically. the total number of white people has fallen for the first time ever recorded. we're talking all the way back to 1790. just over 61% of the american population is white, down from 75% just 20 years ago. the 2020 census also found that more than 85% of us now live in or near a major city. a less rural country. ed o'keefe joins us from washington. good morning to you. there are dozens and dozens of stories and things you could talk about in the census report, but you're going to look at it from the nation's capital perspective. how is it going to change things there? >> good morning, tony. demographers have been predicting it for years, but the new number shows the country is diversifying far faster than expected. with democrats in tight control of congress by the narrowest of margins and the midterms around the corner, this will have huge implications for american politics. americans filled out their forms and the results are in. the nation's white population
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slid by 8.6% in the last decade, while the number of latino and asian-americans ballooned by more than 20% and 30%. and the number of african-americans increased by more than 5%. the changes perhaps most apparent among the nation's youth. nearly half of americans under 18 are now non-white. >> the future of this nation really is latino. >> arturo vargas is with the nonpartisan national association of latino elected officials. >> latinos accounted for over half of the u.s. population increase over the past decade. we need to make sure that the new electoral districts that are going to be drawn reflect these population changes, and specifically, the increase of the latino population, which we saw actually happening in america's largest cities. >> many advocates hope as states
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start redrawing boundaries, they stop gerrymaere paover o. there's a great example of this here in maryland. right there, they vote in the fourth congressional district, but across the street, they vote in the fifth congressional district. driving just three miles from that divided neighborhood, you can cross rough ree democratic congressional districts. >> the politician chooses their district and their voters. if they don't like a group of their voters, they carve them off and move them someplace else. they can create their own safe district, what they call safe seats. >> at the end of our drive, we met michael goff, maryland president of common cause, which pushes states to turn census numbers over to independent commissions to draw nonpartisan congressional maps. >> it's probably the most important political development of the next ten years happening in the next few months, and most voters don't even know about it. >> as we said, all of this comes ahead of the 2022 midterms and the fight over the balance of power and dozens of state legislatures and congress. for example, republicans now
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control more of the states set to pick up congressional seats, so they could potentially gerrymander democrats out of districts to make gains. of course, democrats could do the same to republicans in the states they control. we'll be monitoring this over the next year. >> interesting, the idea that maybe somebody independent would take a look at that as well. ed, thank you very much. britney spears may soon have a new conservator for her multimillion dollar estate. in new court documents, lawyers for her father say he now plans to step down when the time is right. it appears to be a big win for the pop star who has been battling to take control of her life. lilja luciano reports from los angeles. >> she's been a global icon for over two decades, but for the past 13 years, it's her father who has controlled britney spears' estimated $60 million estate. in court documents filed thursday, jamie spears' attorney said he intends to work with the court and his daughter's new attorney to prepare for an orderly transition to a new
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conservator. >> pursuant to britney spears' instructions, we will be moving promptly and aggressively for his removal. >> the move comes after the singer pleaded with a judge last month to remove her dad from the conservatorship, claiming cruelty and abuse. the court filings insist there are no actual grounds for suspending or removing mr. spears, but that he does not believe that a public battle with his daughter would be in her best interests. >> i think until we actually see the resignation papers filed, we should reserve judgment on what this really means. >> attorney sarah wentz specialized in conservatorships. she said with britney's attorney demanding an investigation into her father, it could be a long time before he actually steps in. >> i'm doubtful he's going to resign and then have to defend himself on his own dime in front of this court. >> meanwhile, britney continues to embrace the free britney campaign. >> i do want to let you guys know things are way better than
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what i ever anticipated. >> as it gains national and international attention. >> free britney! >> but britney spears' attorney has not yet filed to terminate the conservatorship itself, just to change the person in charge. >> maybe she feels like she wants this help in place, and she's not ready to completely go out on her own without some help. >> britney spears' attorney said he plans to continue a vigorous investigation into the conduct of jamie spears, accusing him of reaping millions of dollars from her estate. jamie spears' filing says he's been the unremitting target of unjustified attacks. the next hearing is set for september. >> thank you. ahead, years after a landmark report on shocking levels of abuse in the catholic church in pennsylvania, we speak again with survivors. why they say they still don't have justice. but first, it's 7:17. time t
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♪ sing it sing it ♪ ♪ i think i'm in love now ♪ >> that's tyler the creator performing for a massive crowd at lollapalooza in chicago. it's now been almost two weeks since the music festival ended and health officials say it was not the superspreader event many feared. so far, there have been 203 covid cases linked to the festival out of roughly 385,000 people who attended. that's about 1/20 of 1% of the festival goers. as of wednesday, none of those cases was deadly or required hospitalization, and of course, one big reason for that, the city estimates about 90% of the crowd was vaccinated. really interesting. >> i would love to know whether the people who got it there, whether they were breakthrough cases or folks who were testing negative and got it there. >> that fits everything that the medical professionals have been telling us. >> ahead, actress audra mcdonald
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well, the group from pennsylvania tells me they are still fighting for justice. but they're beginning to believe they may never see it. they call the catholic church a business, and pennsylvania a pedophile's paradise. >> it's been three years since we sat down together. how are you? >> not good. >> i'm really up and down, all over the place. >> it's been difficult because nothing has changed. don't see any change. >> for juliann bortz, shaun doughtery, and mary mchale, it has been three long years waiting for change. >> six years since joey died, yeah. there are days where i don't want to get out of bed. and i keep doing this for him. >> we first sat down with them and two other survivors in 2018 sexual abuse biests. >>ow older abusga >> i was 10.
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>> 13, 14. >> 17, 18. >> my son was 15 when it started. his hell was right here on earth. >> a few days later, the pennsylvania attorney general released a groundbreaking grand jury report, exposing an extensive decades-long cover-up by the catholic church. >> just my abuser alone, how many victims came forward to me, that was mind-blowing also. >> how many? >> well over 50 after the release. pennsylvania is like the epicenter for child sexual abuse. >> a pedophile's paradise. >> they are among thousands of survivors still waiting for an opportunity to sue their alleged abusers. a current bill stalled in the state senate would give them that chance. how hopeful are you that you'll ever get the look-back window here in pennsylvania? >> we're getting a window. they're not just going to beat
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us. it's going to happen. we're not going away. we're determined. we're not going to quit. it's going to happen. >> three years ago, you said they murdered something inside me. how have you changed in the last three years? >> sometimes i don't recognize myself. i don't have the sense of humor. i don't have the things that i used to fall back on. >> you have lost your faith. >> i have lost it. >> you're saying you're in a worse place today than you were when we first met. >> i agree. she is. she is. >> what is the emotion you're feeling right now? >> sadness. sadness that i'm sitting here doing this again. sadness that we're all -- we're really no farther along than we were three years ago. >> is any justice even possible, and if so, what would that look like? >> a courtroom. i want somebody under oath. i want my bishop under oath. it's not about the money. it's about accountability. >> how are you doing? have a seat. >> tired of waiting for accountability, doughtery asked
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for a camera in 2019, when they confronted the former priest who molested them when they were 10 years old. >> how has that confrontation with george impacted you? >> nobody can tell me it didn't happen. nobody. the freedom and the power that that meeting gave me is unmeasurable. >> they say the catholic church is protected by power and money, but they will not stop seeking justice for victims. >> if you are a victim of childhood sexual assault, tell somebody. reach out to a support group. we help people cope. >> i think it's important to know that, number one, you're not alone. and number two, and it's important, is it wasn't your fault. >> in a statement to cbs news,
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senate majority leader kim ward who is holding up the look-back bill, says a statutory window there may be unconstitutional and instead said voters need to amend pennsylvania's constitution, a process that would take two years. two weeks ago, cardinal mccarrick became the highest official to face criminal charges. he will be in court in september. victims or their families seeking help can call the survivors network of those abused by priests at 877-762-7432. dana. >> thank you. so important there, as people were saying, wanting to know they were believed. no one can tell them it didn't happen. so much pain. >> you see nikki's report and hear the pain, and they are the tip of the iceberg. there are so many more out there. >> great report. thank you. a reminder, you can always subscribing to the "cbs this morning" podcast.
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disappoint. >> that would be fitting. there we go. we figured it out. >> love it. here are a couple stories we think you'll be talking about. tony bennett is retiring from performing. ♪ the best is yet to come ♪ ♪ the best is yet to come come the day you're mine ♪ ♪ come the day you're mine ♪ >> that voice, that voice. tony bennett's son and manager tells "variety" it was a hard decision to make, but they're following doctors' orders. bennett celebrated his 95th birthday last week. happy birthday, tony bennett. and he celebrated with two sold-out shows at radio city music hall hitting the stage alongside lady gaga. a string of concerts he was set to play this fall was formally canceled yesterday. bennett was diagnosed with alzheimer's disease earlier this year. his wife told gayle king in february that bennett remains in good spirits. >> he's like, susan, nothing hurts. i feel great.
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he works out five times a week. he sings twice a week with a pianist who comes over. if you ask him how he feels, i feel great. is anything wrong? no, nothing is wrong. >> don't worry, if you want your tony bennett fix, he has a >> that's right. >> a college football team wants to inspire its home state to tackle the pandemic. the university of mississippi says 100%, 100% of its football team is fully vaccinated. that means players, coaches, and staff. outside of ole miss, just 36% of people in mississippi have taken a vaccine. it's one of the lowest ranked states for vaccinations. lane kiffin told me his players' vaccination rate was around 60% at the start of the summer so he brought in resources for the team. >> i think they just kind of came together as a team and said, hey, this is the right thing to do. we're in the s.e.c. and this is an area where people follow football a lot.
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>> one potential motivators, the s.e.c. will not allow games to be rescheduled because of positive tests on a team's roster. you might have to forfeit or it might not count. >> it will be interesting to see if other teams take notice. other percentages are high in other places, but this is the example people were hoping athletes could present. >> i think they also watched the nc state wolf pack baseball team bow out of the college world series because of a positive covid test. they don't want a forfeit like that. >> he said the players had questioned. a lot of things we heard echoed across the country, those players had. he brought in medical professionals and people to answer the questions and now they're fully vaccinated. we're going it end on a light story. an olympic athlete from japan is getting a new gold medal after the mayor of her hometown literally took a bite of her prize. look at that.
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that is mayor takashi kawamura chomping on the medal. critics say it was in bad taste and accuse him of ignoring covid restrictions and lacking respect. very important in japan. olympic officials say they will swap out the medal for one without teeth marks, after the mayor apologized and said he would pay for a replacement. tony has been puzzling over this all day. >> are there actual teeth marks? because gold is soft? and also, in america, they drink champagne out of the stanley cup. they kiss the lombardi trophy.
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abbey road studios in london is doing something it's never done before. the beatles and bands like pink floyd made that facility famous, but their music is just one part of a much larger history. now, members of the public are being allowed inside as part of abbey road's 90 anniversary celebration. we took the tour. >> it's iconic. and always innovating. at 90 years old, abbey road studios remains a record-producing powerhouse. and for the first time ever, the public is allowed in to get up close and personal. jack franklin is head of events. >> we had a few tears. >> okay. >> a few people have been sort of thinking of the recording history that's been here over the years and a chance to walk in the same rooms as the people they have been listening to for the whole of their lives maybe. >> the beatles reported nearly all of their albums here in the
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legendary studio, too, and cemented its reputation as a pop culture touchstone following the release of abbey road in 1969. with its iconic album cover photographed at the crosswalk just outside the building's front doors. visitors today rarely leave without trying to re-create it. >> to be stood where some of the greatest musicians in the world performed is absolutely mind-blowing, really, and quite emotional. they played us a recording of the john lennon imagine, and it actually brought tears to my eyes. >> the abbey road open house lets fans explore all three of the original recording rooms made famous by artists that also include pink floyd, sam smith, and amy winehouse, who alongside tony bennett recorded one of her final sessions here. there's also a stop at the
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cavernous studio one, which has existed since 1931. ded orchestras still record film scores from some of the silver screen's biggest blockbusters. at 90, abbey road studios remains a music making machine. some of the earliest sound mixers ever built were made right here. says isabel garvey, the managing director. >> the studios themselves were an innovation, right, just to have the foresight to build this place in 1931, where there was no such thing as a recording studio is incredible. >> incredible feats of engineering. and artistry, which has gifted generation after generation the soundtrack to their lives, all recorded in these rooms. for "cbs this morning," imtiaz tyab, london. >> can we go there? that one will be cheaper than
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good morning, four minutes before 8:00. kids heading back to public school on monday in san francisco, later this morning we will hear from the superintendent about the return to class, the district reached a tentative agreement with the unions about covered protocols. >> one week from today you will need to show proof that you're vaccinated for a variety of indoor vities like going to restaurants, bars, theaters and gyms, plus indoor events with crowds over 1000. >> some families will finally be allowed to return home today as dixie fire evacuations will be downgraded into warnings. it has burned half 1 million
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acres and burned more than 1000 homes and buildings. >> as we take a look at the roadways, things are little show slow on the seashore freeway. it will take you 24 minutes ago from highway 400 to the maze, westbound 80, hercules over towards 80 give yourself 15 minutes for that portion of the commute. just a little slow through san jose but that ride through the peninsula pretty quiet. >> looking at gray skies around the coast in the bay. hazy sunshine inland, here is a live look at the south bay. we will see haze especially in length, that is aloft in the upper levels of the atmosphere. good and moderate air quality at the surface. daytime highs above average 80s and 90s inland with hazy sunshine, 60s and 70s around the bay, upper
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the u.s. sending thousands of troops back in to evacuate americans and their afghan allies. >> reporter: there are dozen cities remaining in control. the details of which were unfolding just as he was delivering a speech. we are told some patients are having to wait days in the emergency room before they can get a spot in the icu. >> they've been predicting it for years, but this shows the country is diversifying far faster than expected. this will have huge implications for american politics. brittney spears' attorney says he plans to conduct a vigorous investigation into jaime spears, accusing him of reaping mill bions from her estate. >> featuring pumpkin flavored
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>> reporter: good morning. with the taliban sweeping across the country at lightening speed, the u.s. troops are expected to arrive in the next 24 to 48 hours. the move highlights how fast the taliban have taken major cities in the past week. the latest victories, kandahar, the birthplace of the islamic fundamentalest group and a hub with pakistan. and took the third biggest city. and that means the insurgents now control much of a gan stan's north and south, with the situation rapidly deteriorating, they say only a core group of staff will stay in the embassy. the many say they feel
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neglected. clearly the support is far from enough. >> thank you very much. cbs news senior national security contributor, served as acting and deputy director of the cia under president obama and he was also president george w. bush's intelligence briefer. good morning to you. we just heard about how bad the situation is there in afghanistan. what i'm curious to know is why is this happening so quickly? >> so, tony, the afghan forces needed the u.s. military to be capable, even marginally capable fighting the taliban. so, the u.s. left and the capability of the forces declined. the other is the will to fight declined. just eroded overnight. in april, when we announced that we were leaving. so, literally thousands of
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afghan forces are abandoning their posts. some are going home, some are joining the taliban because they can read the writing on the wall. >> and what are your concerns in the short term about the situation there? >> so, tony, in the short term, there's a couple of concerns. one is for the safety of the americans there. they are at risk from the taliban. the taliban sees the u.s. military force that remains in the country to protect the embassy and the additional force that's coming in to help with the evacuation. they see those forces as invaders. so, they are likely to try to attack them. i would expect attempted suicide attacks against personnel in afghanistan and i would worry about what we call green on blue attacks.
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attacks by afghan security forces on americans. there are many afghan security forces that are immensely angry at what the u.s. has done here and they could take out their weapon and shoot the americans that they're working with. so, there's a couple deep concerns about the safety of americans. >> so, switching to longer term, we went into the afghanistan, in the first place, to deny al qaeda a staging ground. in the medium to longer term, is it a concern of yours, they could come back and set up operations? >> tony there, is no doubt what's going to happen here. the taliban is going to take over the government, probably in a matter of weeks. they will allow, despite what they say, they will allow al qaeda back into the country and al qaeda will start to rebuild. and not only willhat rrently afghanistan or kith bhe al
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qaeda guys, who have been in iran for a long time, will join them in afghanistan. and i expect extremists from around the world will want to go to afghanistan now in sort of a celebration of the defeat of the united states. i think the capability of the terrorists in afghanistan is going to increase rapidly over the next several months. >> knowing all of that, then, should president biden reconsider this full withdrawal? >> so, i don't think so, dana. there is no way we're going to win this war. we've been fighting it for 20 years. we could fight it for another 20 years and the taliban will still be waiting us out. what i think we have to do, going forward, is we have to figure out a way to collect intelligence, without an embassy too, collect intelligence on what they're doing too, monitor their plans, capabilities, and we have to figure out how the u.s. military, if those capabilities rebuild to the
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point of a threat the homeland, how we're going to use the military to degrade those capabilities and not allow them to attack us again. >> those of us of a certain age have a searing image of the evacuation of the u.s. embassy in saigon in 1975. what's less talked about is the humanitarian crisis that followed, something that is going to happen in afghanistan right now. so, what can we do about that? >> there's two issues here. one is afghan citizens, who will flee the country in fear of the taliban. and they're going to go to largely pakistan, which is not the most stable country on the planet. that's going to put stability at risk and they're going to central asia. the other factor in terms of humanitarian issues is what happens to those 10s of thousands, probably 100,000 afghans who worked for the united states the last 20 years?
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for the state department, defense department and cia, those people will be under threat and we have to work as hard as we can to get them out >> wre running out of time but we spent hundreds of years and 2,000 or more american lives on the ground in afghanistan and we're essentially back where we were in 2001. should we have gotten out way earlier? >> that's what i believe. i believe that we should have left in early 20 -- early 2002, when we had, either killed, captured or driven from afghanistan, al qaeda. and we should have left and told the taliban if you ever let al qaeda back into the country, we will be back. we should never have made the decision that we're going to try to change afghanistan into a liberal democracy. that was simply not possible.
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we should have never tried. >> and of course now we're facing a similar situation, one we faced in the past as a country. thank you as always for your insight and analysis. we appreciate it. now at the spike in covid cases across the country and the burden it's putting on many doctors and nurses. catherine sherman filmed a video diary. she says she's fighting misinformation as well as the virus. >> i'm so tired of the people who are creating their own reality where covid is not a problem and then they have the audacity to get mad at people like me when we try to show them that, no, this is real. i'm talking about the people who actively spread this misand disinformation. i'm talking about the people who, even when they have a loved one in the hospital with covid, you know, they're like you're not going to give her that
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vaccine though, are you? no, we're a little past that but it may have helped her in the first place. >> only about 40% of the state is fully vaccinated. overnight, the fda approved booster shots for immuno compromised people who have already gotten two doses of the moderna or pfizer vaccine. sunday on "face the nation." nancy cortis will talk to dr. anthony fauci and steve scalise of louisiana about the scourge and how to get more people vaccinated. and ahead we'll talk about y♪
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it's free, it's easy, we come out and mark your lines, recover, you may have noticed your paycheck is struggling to keep up with rising costs. the price you pay is nearly 5.5% higher in july than a year ago. we're now seeing the biggest increases in 13 years. cbs news business analyst jill schlesinger is here and joining us at the table. good to see you. let's talk about what's driving this rise in inflation, and do you see it slowing down? >> what's driving it is first of a comparison to a year ago when the economy was not fully opened up, and so obviously, the comparison looks terrible, as you said, 5.4% higher. but beyond that, because that's a temporary situation, we still have supply chain issues that are really clogging up the system. and these bottlenecks do create price pressures.
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and of course, we, consumers, we are driving inflation. we have been pent up, sitting on more than $2 trillion of excess savings. we want to spend. and that consumer demand in spending is pushing prices up. >> where are people seeing the biggest price increases? >> it's unfortunately in the things you touch every day. >> great. >> food and energy. ecnomists always like to say, let's look at the core inflation rate because that takes out food and energy, but food and energy are what we actually experience. so energy prices, anyone who has driven, up 40% from a year ago. let's look back two years to 2019. even when we look back two years, a 13% increase in your energy prices. and then, on top of that, a 15% increase in the grocery store bills. especially for the proteins. so poultry and meat and fish and eggs. and then, an 8.1% increase in dining out. so these things put together make people nuts. and some of it is going to be temporary, but the big question
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is whether it's going to la longer than economists believe. >> a million jobs added in july. how does that affect inflation? >> well, it's interesting because in the last jobs report, it was a very robust report. and wages were up pretty significantly year over year. but the thing is, because prices are up so much, it eats into those increases that we have seen in our paychecks. in fact, if you look at the inflation adjusted effect on wages, people are down by 1.2% from a year ago, and that's why people are complaining, like, oh, my god, i don't feel like i can get ahead. >> can the government do something to curb inflation without also slowing down the economy? >> so this is the job of the federal reserve. and in econo speak, it is called the dual mandate. one job is to foster enough economic growth to get these more than 8 million people back on the job. right? so that's really important. but they have deep their eyes on
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prices because with inflation, it can really be detrimental over the long term. federal reserve chair jerome powell has said that the central bank is wilngination run a bitld because of the strange situation. so they'll probably act, but it's not now. >> all right, and i shall pursue my dual mandate to both interview you and hit this commercial break. >> thank you. >> coming up, an olympic gold medalist almost did not make it to his own race. ahead, how he thanks the stranger who helped him get there just in time. you're watching "cbs this morning."
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an olympic champion is sharing how a volunteer helped him win gold when he nearly missed his race. jamaican runner hansle parchment was in tokyo to compete in the 100 meter hurdles on wednesday. on his way to the semis, he
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realized he took the wrong bus and ended up at an aquatic center. he said time was running out so he begged a volunteer for help. she gave him money for a taxi. after winning runner te ednd say thankstcthis. >> i'm back to repay you and show you something. you were instrumental in me getting to the finals that day. >> really? >> yes. >> she didn't get to keep it, but parchment did return her money, gave her a team jamaica polo shirt. she posted a picture of her wearing the shirt on instagram, and the caption read perfect fit. thank you so much. the good of people. >> i love that story. >> just amazing. >> that's the best story. i can't believe he ended up at an aquatic center. >> i did think he was giving her the gold medal. she' ke comin up, broadway lege
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♪ that musics is so good. welcome t welcome back to "cbs this morning." i've now had way too much coffee. >> you know we were talking about baseball all week long, especially yesterday. so, my talk of the day is about baseball and the big screen. last night they played a field of dreams game in iowa. kevin costner led players out of a corn field, reliving a movie. and can you guess which is number one? >> i would have gone "natural."
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>> close but it is "field of dreams." that came in second and number one is this. great movie. >> there's no crying in baseball. >> i love how you -- we all know the line. it's "a league of their own" from 1992, starring tom hanks and gina davis, which grossed $109 billion, more than any other baseball movie. here's my favorite. the original "bad news bears." you remember "the bad news bears? "it's third behind "field of dreams" on the list. >> and these are adjusted money from their time. >> but i love this movie as a kid, i love underdog films. i identified with a lot nof characters. "money ball" is on the list and another "kevin costner movie, "bull durham" came in at eight on the list.
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every kid in america wanted to be kelly. remember kelly? well, look what kelly ultimately morphed into by the time he came into an adult? he also played that guy, freddy kruger, sort of mimicking a middle ages -- >> get him off the screen. i'm shocked that "major league" with wesley snipes. >> "league of their own", "bad news bears", "natural", "rookie". "major league" is number seven. >> toby the dog -- toby the dog. prevents a mom from touching her own baby. take a look at this. >> that's a problem. >> the mom from texas says toby loves his tiny human. #best friends forever. i will tell katy i've been resistant to a dog but if the
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dog does that and does nights, he's hired. >> as a dog mom and with jack, our 9-year-old, i will te sothey do do nights. >> can they put a pacifier back in? >> you may not like where it is, in the dog's mouth, before that. i love that one. i'm going to skip my talk of the table because i'm very excited for our next guest earlier. broadway legend, audra mcdonald. she's won six tonies, more than any other performer in broadway history. the emmy, grammy and tony-award winner is helping tell the story of another musical powerhouse, the queen of soul, aretha franklin. she plays her mother in "respect." ♪ how is aretha doing ♪ ♪ aretha's doing all right ♪
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♪ what about church? ♪ ♪ praise the lord mom ♪ ♪ praise the lord ♪ ♪ praise the ♪ ♪ whoa praise the lord ♪ >> audra mcdonald, wow. good morning to you. this movie was amazing. thank you so much for joining us. >> thank you for having me. >> i'm going to start with the film. you play barbara, aretha's mother. and you have to do the research for her, someone no longer alive. what did you learn about her and the impact she had on aretha? >> well, sadly she had a very short life. she separated from aretha's father and then she was living away from her children, all four of her children and then died at the age of 32 of a sudden heart attack. it's a very short, tragic life
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she had. but she was a pianist, a singer. someone referred to as one of the greatest gospel singers of her day. amazing she knew who aretha franklin's mother was. she was desperate to be with her children. but in the days it was odd for the father to take her children but he did and she worked hard to get back in her children's life but never made it there. had a close relationship with aretha in the little time they had together and shared their love of music. >> and that's clear in the movie. anyone who knows one aretha franklin song, it is the sound track of the moment you're in. i saw an interview where you said you can't remember a time in your life where aretha franklin's music wasn't part of the sound track of your life. >> no. you know, i'm going to go out on a ay probably many people can't, at least at some point. "amazing grace" her amazing
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album that came out in 1972, recorded live in the church in los angeles, i was two years old when that album came out. i remember just booming through our house at all times. i remember when i was in the high school and in college listening to aretha franklin when i was feeling down and needed to feel up. aretha's always been a soundtrack. so too, be part of this film was a real honor. >> the most i've ever been tongue tied was when i got a chance to interview aretha franklin. and when i sadly had to cover her passing, i remember talking to so many people who express what you did, audra. do you remember where you were when you heard miss franklin had passed away? >> i think i was at home and i knew she'd been ill and we h it seemed to -- maybe she was getting better and she made a statement saying i'm doing okay. so, when she did pass trksz was like a part of you went with
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her. it's like -- it's a part of me that's like what are we going to do? aretha franklin's not here? what are we going to do? but her voice and her deep connection, spiritual connection, whatever you want to call it, where she's somebody reached down from the heavens and touched those vocal cords and she has such a connection to peep when she sings, that that will be with us forever, thank goodness. >> hearing you say that t makes me wonder what it was like for you onset to see jennifer hudson bring aretha back to life for the big screen. >> it was incredible. i was very moved by jennifer's work in this film. for me, started to morph into aretha. and the more i thought about it, the more i realized they have a lot in common. they both have voices that are just touched by the heavens. they both have an incredible connection to the world when they sing.
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it transcends everything when they sing. and they both had a rough beginnings. they had a lot of things that they had to overcome. and jennifer is the most incredibly sweet, dedicated, lovely person, especially coming out of hollywood, that i've ever met. and her ability to inhabit aretha in this film, i thought was uncanny. and for me to be able to watch it up close, was amazing too. >> i'll let you put it back in. i know aretha even chose her to be in that role, which is what's amazing. before we let you go, you were part of the "good fight." and it's a show i love watching of going to play so many different roles that you have so far? >> um, well, you know, the most wonderful thing about being, you know, being an actress is being able to inhabit different
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characters and go on different journeys. i think you begin to understand the human connection a little bit more. and the human experience the more shoes you walk in. and so, i've enjoyed that in my career, being able to walk a lot of different shoes and understand a lot of different perspectives in life. >> well, we enjoy watching you walk in those shoes, certainly. thank you so much. and "the good fight" is streaming now on paramount plus. "respect" in theaters. also great, today. and tra very long
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our series, a more perfect union, aims to show us what unites us is far greater than what divides us. among young adults, 18 to 25, a staggering 61% experienced serious loneliness during the pandemic. now, one new york woman is on a mission to help strangers meet each other during outdoor gatherings. >> reporter: it all began with a rather unkind video. while out for a walk, drew harden overheard two strangers
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planning a party, part of their plan to exclude a friend named marissa. >> they're choosing to do the weekends you're away. >> everyone's worst nightmare. your friends doing mental gymnastics to not invite you to a birthday party. >> reporter: he posted it to tiktok and asked users to find this marissa. the post won't viral, viewed more than 14 million times. within a day, 23-year-old marissa mise was identified. >> it ended up getting back to me and i was, i mean, sad. it was sad. i got one text message confirming it was them and that's it. >> reporter: she pushed through sadness and pain, turning her unexpected social media fame into a message of inclusivity. >> people were messaging, i would love to hangout. i'm lonely, sad, whatever and i was like why not have everyone meet up in one place to meet
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each other? >> we're having our first friend picnic meet up. >> reporter: she was no more lonely friends. where strangers meet up once a month for a picnic. it create as safe space for new friendships to form. >> i never expected more than 20/thurlt people and when 200 people showed up, it blows my mind. >> the popularity of no more lonely friends has moved beyond the big apple, with marissa hosting picnics in other cities like boston and l.a. >> reporter: is this a story about something beautiful coming out of all of this feeling isolated? >> there were parts that you were so isolated. so, coming together with everyone, being like this st ing. noall friends ing w start it all with his tiktok post. >> i was so inspired by her
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like, you know what? i'm good. i'm moving on. i think it's powerful to speak to how important friendships are and how starved of it we've been during the pandemic. >> reporter: she hopes to continue connecting lonely strangers together and has a goal to host picnics in all 50 states. >> it's a free event that everyone is welcome, no matter the age. i would love for more people to know so they can make friends too and feel welcome as everybody else does. >> reporter: no more lonely friends? >> no more lonely friends. "cbse wax, new york. >> love it. i love it. they say social media is isolating, but parentally not. >> ahead, we will look back at all that mattered this week. thanks for watching. we'll be right back. one of the most important things you can do is to make sure you call 811 before you dig. calling 811 to get your lines marked: it's free, it's easy, we come out and mark your lines, we provide you the information so you will dig safely.
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>> we'll see you monday morning. first, take a look back at all that mattered this week. >> is it possible that the governor thought that these interactions that he was having with you was normal? >> no. maybe to him, but to me and the other women that he did this to, it was not normal. >> governor andrew cuomo abruptly resigned after a barrage of sexual harassment allegations. >> the best way i can help now is if i step aside and let government get back to governing. >> another terrifying thing about this story is how close it came to remaining secret. a lot of these women originally thought they were going to take these secrets to the grave. >> vaccine hesitancy continues to be a persistent problem in the united states. >> a lot of people of color especially. >> those communities -- sorry. >> that's okay. >> i liked the mama bear move. >> they weren't listening to the
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experts, but when you see your peer. >> five, four, three, two, one. >> i'm here with the cohost most likely to dance, and i'm the anchor least likely to dance. >> song it back. my esteemed cohosts have dance moves to show us. >> we want you to dance. >> i will not be that dad on television. >> they look like they got to go to the bathroom. >> i used to think the same thing when i was a kid. >> heel, toe, heel, toe, heel, toe. >> is that how you do it? >> that's my only dance move. >> thank you for sharing that. >> in 1985 copy of super mario brothers just went for $2 million to an anonymous buyer. was not me, vlad. >> his name is vlad. ♪ get down on it ♪ >> we have been marveling at the hair. how did you get that look? sled.
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>> we feel that medal? because it looks so heavy. >> it's so it really is. >> how do you turn this off? this thing is on us. >> what is it? >> it's live. >> a little bit of mynightmare. >> i have done instagram live sometimes. >> stand by while i check to see. let's see if he joined. he sent a request. there he is. that's my house. all right. he has not yet joined us. >> that's my house again. >> maybe this is heaven. >> that big screen dream is becoming a big league reality. >> live. >> i don't say it too often. you're missing it. >> by the way, we all hate mola right now. >> check out elvis presley barbie. >> i have always dressed up as elvis for halloween. take a look at the tape. >> yeah. >> oh, my. >> is that you on the left?
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good morning. it is 8:55. today governor newsom will be in san francisco for his weekend of action and encouraging californians to vote no on the gubernatorial recall. this as president bided tweeted his support for the democratic governor. some families in plymouth county will be allowed to rnas the dixie fire evacuations are downgraded to warnings. the blaze have burned half 1 million acres. one week from today you will need to show proof that you are vaccinated for a variety of indoor activities in san francisco like going to restaurants, bars, theaters, gyms and indoor events with a
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crowd of 1000. as we take a look at the roadways a couple of things to look out for, brake lights was found near bailey. a couple trouble spots on the shoulder. give yourself a few extra minutes. checking the travel times, pretty busy working up highway 4. looking at hazy sunshine and clouds around the bay. looking at the haze in the upper levels of the atmosphere, still moderate air quality for the air that we are breathing. temperatures above average, around the bay 60s and 70s and into the upper 70s and mid 80s. as we look ahead to the weekend, san francisco, oakland and san jose, triple digit heat for the inland east bay, highs for the north bay mid and upper 90s by saturday and on sunday. staying in the 60s at the coast with the ocean
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[music] 'my own garden is my own garden,' said the giant, so he built a high wall all around it. then one morning the giant heard some lovely music. through a little hole in the wall, the children had crept in. and the giant's heart melted... and they found the giant...all covered with blossoms.
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wayne: hey, america, how you doin'? jonathan: it's a new tesla! (cheers and applause) - money! wayne: oh, my god, i got a head rush. - give me the big box! jonathan: it's a pair of scooters. - let's go! ♪ ♪ - i wanna go with the curtain! wayne: yeah! you can win, people, even at home. jonathan: we did it. tiffany: it's good, people. - i'm going for the big deal! jonathan: it's time for "let's make a deal." now here's tv's big dealer, wayne brady. wayne: what's up, america? welcome to "let's make a deal," wayne brady here, thank you so much for tuning in. let's make a deal, shall we? who wants to make a deal? let's start with you, come on over here. (cheers and applause) something that we definitely saw a lot of during quarantine. everybody, have a seat, have a seat.

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