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vaccine. now meanwhile, there is a study out by the national institutes of health that has not yet been peer reviewed but says that mixing and matching all of the vaccines is actually safe for a will discussing the j&j vaccine tomorrow. after the fda officially authorizes all of them, they will refocus to the cdc and the cdc will meet late next week. right now the earliest that americans could potentially get these boosters will likely be next friday. norah? >> many people watching that very closely. mireya villarreal, thank you so much. well, it has been an emotional week on the campus of unc-chapel hill. the campus, like so many others is in the midst of a mental health crisis. sveral unc students have regionally taken their own lives or tried to. cbs's manuel bojorquez reports from the campus. >> reporter: parents gathered on the campus of unc-chapel hill
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today to offer hugs, treats, and messages of support. >> i want to be with those students and them them hey, it really, really, really will get better. i promise. >> reporter: it's the latest effort to increase mental health awareness after two students died by suicide and two others attempted suicide in recent weeks. the universi classes tuesday so students could observe a wellness day, saying in part we are in the middle of a mental health crisis, beth about our campus and across our nation. sen seniors sonam shah and clare landis are part of a group peer to peer. >> on top of everything else, college is a hard time. academically, financially for a loft people. >> reporter: suicide is the second leading cause of death among the college-aged population. from 2019 to 2020, one report found nearly 37% of college and university students who had received mental health services had seriously considered suicide.
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>> this is a major societal issue. it's a mental health tsunami, and this is our kids. >> reporter: dr. samantha meltzer-brody chairs the university's psychiatry department. >> mental health has been stigmatized for so long. people suffered in silence. people are talking about this here, there and everywhere, loudly and supporting each other, that we need to do right by them and respond to what they're saying. >> reporter: the student counselors we spoke with say they have noticed an uptick in the number of people reaching out to talk in the last several days. the university plans to host a summit to discuss ways to keep this conversation going beyond just this week. norah? >> i'm glad to hear that conversation is going to continue. manuel bojorquez, thank you. the "cbs overnight news" will be right back.
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$2,000 electric bike. >> they beat me here. with a chain or whatever they have. he has bleeding on this part in the forehead. >> reporter: it'ne dozens of times in recent months, and sergei solano and juan tapia are out to stop it. >> we don't want to fight anybody. we just protect ourselves. >> reporter: the delivery boys as they're known patrol this area after their shift, helping delivery workers cross the bridge safely. >> you okay? >> reporter: during the pandemic, delivery workers been outside facing extremedo ingeadlynduns tcons at orobb these delivery workers were assaulted when they tried to stop the theft of a bike. you worry about getting hurt? >> yes. >> reporter: 26-year-old sheikh mohammed, an immigrant from mali
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has been an internet worker for years. we met up with him at a repair shop. you've been hit by car. >> yes. >> reporter: by taxis? >> yes. >> reporter: you've had your bike stolen. >> uh-huh. every day i'm warning something can happen to me on the street. >> reporter: in a recent survey 54% of delivery worker, many of them immigrants reported being robbed, and 30% said they were assaulted during the robbery. so why is it important for you to be here every night? >> it's important for me. i protect to my guys. i protect to my people. >> reporter: the delivery boys communicate in realtime over apps, sending alerts whenever someone isbl get the andn what? >> reporter: when they see those guys all together, they can't do anything. >> reporter: strength in numbers? >> yes. >> reporter: did you feel like maybe you could get shot? >> yes. last week we have a guy who got shot. they want to take his bike. >> reporter: this year alone, ten delivery workers have been killed on the job. these deaths were the last straw
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for the delivery boys. they started protesting and lobbying city officials. last month, new york city passed measures to improve working conditions and set minimum pay. but it's hard to legislate safety. if there was nobody protecting this bridge like you are, what would happen? >> they come right back. >> reporter: they'd come right back? >> yes. that's going happen. >> reporter: so you have to stay? >> we have to stay. >> reporter: maurice dubois, cbs news, new harbor, michigan. following our report last night, state and local officials are promising to replace the city's lead pipes in 18 months instead of five years. residents of the predominantly blackng bottled water for cooking and drinking. groups that have complained for years about the problem tell us they are relieved that officials are finally taking some action. i guess they were watching cbs. all right. another twist in the alex
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new york real estate heir robert durst has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for the murder of his best friend more than two decades ago. prosecutors say durst, who is now 78 years old, wanted to silence susan berman to prevent her from incriminating him in the disappearance of his wife. also this. disgraced lawyer alex murdaugh was arrested in florida today for allegedly withholding millions of dollars in life insurance money from his dead housekeeper's family. murdaugh was previously accused of hiring a drug dealer to kill him in an alleged insurance scheme. he is also a person of interest in theeis and bubasecalling more t coulde w p. the recall includes 2 1/2 pound packages of farm to family butterball all natural ground turkey with a sell or freeze date by october 18th. and three-pound packages of
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kroger ground turkey with a sell or freeze by date of october 17th. all right. coming up next, she dances with horses, better than anyone. we'll
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in honor of hispanic heritage, we're highlighting one of mexico's favorite sports that's beginning to catch on here in the u.s. lilia luciano introduces us to one of its topscuza beenar omex sport for almost 70 years. and the pimienta family for generations. >> this is how we ride. both of our legs go to the left in this. >> reporter: it's an all female synchronized horse riding event, a tradition that remains intact from the side saddle to the hand-made dresses. >> to see them do it was incredible. and that's when i really wanted to do it. >> reporter: born in the u.s., pimienta was often shy about her mexican heritage, but she
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overcame that when she decided to pursue the sport. >> what really drove me was when i had a cousin of mine tell me you're never going to be a escaramuza because you're american. >> reporter: when she was 11, she started training herself on a horse her dad brought fm21-ye. national escaramuza ambassador. what would you tell little girls who are growing up in the states with hispanic heritage. >> don't be ashamed of who you are. be proud of where we come from because we are such a beautiful community. >> reporter: lit may he changed in the sport, but pimienta hopes she changes attitudes for the next generation. lilia luciano, cbs news, buckley, washington. >> and that is the "overnight news" for this friday. for some of you, the news continues. for others, check back later for "cbs mornings." and follow us online any time at reporting from the nation's capital, i'm norah o'donnell. i.
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i'm tansonnhome breaking news. former president bill clinton is in the hospital for an apparent uti which spread to his bloodstream. doctors say the 42nd president is in good spirits and his vitals are stable. some new details on that california oil spill. coast guard officials say 25,000 gallons leaked near orange county. only about 1/5 of what they initially feared. the cause investigated. and how much would you pay for a shredded banksy painting. well, this infamous piece that shredded on its sell just fetched a cool $25.4 million at a sotheby's auction.
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it didn't but talk about an ups. for more news download our news app on your connected cell phone or tv. i'm tom hanson, cbs, new york. >> announcer: this is the "cbs overnight news." >> good evening and thank you for joining us. we're going get to that news about moderna's booster shots in just a moment. but first, there is breaking news involving former president donald trump. we've learned he will give a deposition next monday in a lawsuit filed by protesters who claim trump's security roughed them up in 2015. in a separate development, former trump adviser steve bannon is defying a subpoena in the capitol riot investigation, and he could face criminal charges. we get more now from cbs's nikole killion. >> reporter: former white house chief strategist steve bannon was a no-show on capitol hill
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today, skipping his scheduled ledesi committee investing the january 6 attack. >> as much as they hate trump, as they hate me, achep >> i pledge of allegiance to the flag. >> reporter: where supporters pledged allegiance to a flag that was allegedly carried during the riot. bannon was urged not to cooperate by former president trump and in a letter obtained by cbs news, bannon's attorney said until the committee reaches an agreement with the former president over the scope of executive privilege, mr. bannon will not be producing documents or testifying. >> it's more of the same that we saw during the last four years. so when the former president played rope a dope in the courts. >> reporter: congressman adam schiff sits on the panel, which plans to refer bannon for criminal contempt. he says anyone else who defies subpoenas could face similar consequences. what types of penalties do you want these individuals to face?
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>> whatever penalties are necessary to ensure compliance. >> reporter: does that mean jail time? it could be ja time, yes. contact with the former president in the days leading up to january 6, warning all hell would break loose. mr. trump said in a statement tonight, the january 6 unselect committee should hold themselvec the select committee will vote next week to move forward withholding mr. bannon in criminal contempt, but the full proceedings could drag on for a while. cbs news has learned the depositions for three other top trump officials have been postponed. norah? >> nikole killion, thank you. well, tonight more than 10,000 workers at john deere are out on strike. it's the first strike there in more than three decades, and we may see more high profile strikes as unions up their demands. cbs's charlie de mar reports from a john deere factory in illinois.
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>> reporter: these john deere workers say they plan to picket around the clock after negotiations with the agricultural equipment giant broke down over a new labor contract that would have increased salaries for some ercompany for 15 yea >> rlly doing what w ourselves, standing our ground. >> reporter: the walk-out comes as the company is forecasting its best earnings ever. the strike is just the latest example of workers flexing their muscle. the union representing 60,000 hollywood crewmembers say they will go on strike as soon as monday, which could halt most entertainment production. >> livable hours and benefits. it's the bare minimum that they're asking for. >> reporter: and workers are pushing back. at kellogg, they're in the second week of their strike. this week the labor department released data showing a record 4.3 million workers quit their jobs in august, nearly 3% of the workforce. with nearly 10 million job
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openings across the country, fo u.s. labor secretary robert reich says workers are emboldened. >> employers are feeling the muscle that american workers are now flexing. amer more and provide better working conditions, and they are getting the message. >> reporter: do you think that plays in to this, that the power has shifted to the employees? >> absolutely. absolutely. i think it's time that we can tell them what we want. >> reporter: this is the first time in 35 years the workers here at john deere have walked off the job. the company says they are working day and night to try and bring an end to this strike. norah? >> charlie de mar, thank you. and that worker shortage that charlie mentioned is becoming a huge factor in the supply chain bottleneck. there is actually not enough truck drivers to clear up the backlog at the ports. so cbs' carter evans takes a closer look tonight. >> reporter: for every available truck at the ports of l.a. and long beach, there are 13 truck
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loads waiting to be picked up. how bad is the truck driver shortage? >> it is a serious issue. >> reporter: long beach port c expects a new deal with the biden administration to keep ports open 24/7 will help speed up long waits. >> if a truck driver shows up at 5:00 in the morning, you're not going to wait two hours to get in to the terminal. >> reporter: that's good news for ron desantis, who has big dreams for a new job driving a big rig. what made you make the decision right now? >> the money. >> reporter: most of the nation's goods are transported by truck. drivers are in demand, and salary, up 25% since 2019. >> in a couple of years, i'd like to hit the six figures. >> reporter: so there is a lot of interest in your driving school right now? >> yes. >> reporter: but harbor trucking school owner luis franco says none of his drivers could get licenses for months when the pandemic hit because the department of motor vehicles shut down. and even now it can take months to get an appointment. >> the dmv makes it a priority
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in order for them to get out there on the road and start making money. >> reporter: right now it's about putting products back on store shelves. >> i think there are cost issues, particularly when you talk about labor costs for the third shift. on the other hand, what is the cost of doing nothing? we now see what that is. >> reporter: well, the long beach port director tells me he hopes to see this 24-hour schedule up and running at all terminals by next week. but none of this will work without more truckers. even before the pandemic, the industry was short 60,000 drivers. norah? >> wow, carter evans, thank you. the "cbs overnight news" will be there is breaking news in a ntorious murder case. new york heir robert durst has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for the muder of his best friend more than two decades ago. prosecutors say durst, who is now 78 years old wanted to silence susan berman to prevent her from incriminating him in the disappearance of his wife. also this, disgraced lawyer
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alex murdaug arrted a y alled withholding millions of dollars in life insurance money from his dead housekeeper's family. murdaugh was previously accused of hiring a drug dealer to kill him in an alleged insurance scheme. he is also a person of interest in the murders of his wife and son in south carolina. all right, tonight butterball is recalling more than 14,000 pounds of raw ground turkey that could be cont contaminated with plastic. the recall includes 2 1/2 pound packages of farm to family butterball all natural ground turkey with a sell or freeze date by october 18th. and three-pound packages of kroger ground turkey with a sell or freeze by date of october 17th. the "cbs overnight news" will be right back.
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i'm major garrett in washington. thank you for staying with us. heads of state, corporate titan, cele celebrities, royals and religious leaders will all gather in scotland at the end of this month for the 26th annual united nations climate change conference. it is expected to be the biggest gathering of its kind since 2016. that's when world leaders signed on to the paris climate accord with nations vowing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in their own countries. the goals of the paris accord have not been met, especially among big polluters such as
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china, india and australia. but there is a push, a new one to address this issue as the effects of rising temperatures become evident from the deserts of africa to the glaciers of ben trreport >> reporter: so this is your office? >> it is. >> reporter: this is amazing. >> i love my office. >> reporter: i would too. we met glacierologist em jackson on top of one of her favorite places in the world. let's talk about this giant piece of ice we're standing on. what is this called. >> we're on the glacier, iceland's third largest glacier. and it flows right off of the icecap. >> reporter: that's the largest glacier mass in europe, more than half a mile thick in some parts. it is now dissolving before our eyes. how quickly is this melting? >> it's roughly around 450 feet per year. >> reporter: that whole expanse, was that all the glacier at one point? >> absolutely. everything between where we are and the north atlantic ocean,
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that was all covered with ice. and that glacier is gone now. so if you want the know what the future looks like, just look right there. rr: acie now requie hike over dry land that just a few years ago was covered in ice. jackson, who lives in oregon, has been studying iceland's glaciers for more than a decade. what exactly is happening here on iceland? >> there is roughly 400 glaciers on this island, and the majority of them are melting at rates never before seen in human history. this island is losing its ice. every time i come back to this glacier, i don't believe my eyes, and i am watching them dissolve. i'm watching them die right in front of me. >> reporter: and to see that, she took us inside this ice cave. the pattern that the ice makes, it's so cool. to show us what is essentially the melting glacier's plumbing system. >> all that water has to go
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somewhere, and it makes these tubes. so we see these tubes are bigger than they've ever been before to transport all that water. these tubes naturally happen. but the scale of them is unnatural. >> reporter: and that's because of human-caused climate change. ice all over the planet is rapidly melting. scientists say all that water rushing into the world's oceans is not only making sea levels rise, but could also be changing the ocean circulation and fueling more extreme weather events such as hurricanes and heatwaves. em jackson and her fellow researchers have launched a unique effort to bring attention to the very real possibility that iceland could lose nearly all of its ice in the next 100 years. >> driven to witness the ice before it's gone. >> reporter: they produced a short film called "after ice", using historical photos paired with new drone photos to show the rapid retreat of the island's glaciers.
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>> what we are witnessing here is an event that we've never seen before. >> reporter: glacier reacher away when they see it? >> an idea of hope. an idea of resistance. it's sad to see all of this beauty being devastated. but we have to say i'm not going to allow this to continue indefinitely. >> reporter: iceland held a flash funeral back in 2019 after a 700-year-old sheet of ice shrunk so much, it was essentially declared dead by scientists. iceland has now lost so much ice that with less weight from the glaciers, the land is rising. that's making some harbors shallower and harder for boats to navigate. and scientists are also worried about more volcanic eruptions as the ground here becomes
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increasingly unstable without glaciers holding it in place. are you going to find some icebergs? >> reporter: before we left, em jackson wanted us to see one more thing, this place she calls a glacial graveyard. >> this is broken down bits of glaciers that have been here for centuries. >> reporter: we paddled through a paradox. >> you are watching total collapse. >> reporter: a lagoon of beautiful destruction. so a couple of decades ago, could we have done this? could we have been paddling through here? >> not a couple of decades ago. when i first started my field work out here 12, 11 years ago, i walked from land to ice. but now i take a boat to get to these glaciers. the change is that quick. >> reporter: but she has not lost hope. she says we can still keep the planet from overheating and give the glaciers a chance to grow. >> we're losing ice, and we're going to lose a lot more ice. but that does not mean that ice is gone forever on the planet.
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ice can grow back. but that m y havto act now. i want people to think about the future with ice. and that's what i fight for. >> reporter: ben tracy in iceland. spray, lift, skip, step. swipe, lift, spin, dry. slam, pan, still...fresh move, move, move, move aaaaand still fresh. degree. ultimate freshness activated when you move. clerk: hello, how can i? sore throat pain? ♪honey lemon♪ try vicks vapocool drops. in honey lemon chill. for fast-acting sore throat relief. wooo vaporize sore throat pain with vicks vapocool drops.
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related travel restrictions starting to loosen, americans are taking to the skies once again. and our ed o'keefe made a trip to guatemala, where he got a tck fore in local delicacy youy villages. a steep climb that some take on horseback into the fog. what was it? an amazing view? the answer to the secret of life? nope. it was pizza, baked on a volcano. while that pizza cooks, it won't take too long, a quick explanation of why we're here. you see this reporter visits extended family in guatemala almost every year, and knows there are plenty of great meals or restaurants and food stands and plenty of great stories,
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most tucked amid gorgeous lakes, lush jungle, or the country's more than 30 volcanos. just three are still consistently active, and one of the most visited is named pacaya. but the pandemic has kept most of pacaya's tourists away, causing a strain on villages at the base that rely on tourism. raquel carerra has been guiding tourists up pacaya for 30 years and is hoping they'll soon be back. >> pacaya is one of the safest in guatemala. it's very active. >> reporter: she grew up in a village at the base and has climbed pacaya more times than she can count. >> for me all the tourists are good people. >> reporter: for years tourists have brought marshmallows up the mountain to roast them on hot lava rocks. but now on many days david garcia is serving up another culinary option.
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he serves pepperoni, salami, and his favorite, prosciutto. he lived at the base of the volcanos for 11 years and noticed how tour guides brought tourists to the top with no eating places along the way. he thought about opening a barbecued chicken stand, but is tied decided to try something simpler. it usually takes ten minutes for his pizza to bake. he says the fastest he ever cooked a pie on lava rocks took just two minutes, 40 seconds. two minutes, 40 seconds? >> reporter: almost like a microwave. as far as david know, he is the only guy in the world making volcanic pizza. he relies on word of mouth and his instagram and youtube channel. it must be working. this group of americans knew
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about david before they climbed the volcano. >> okay, i'm sold. t volcano. >> reporter: it's not gourmet, and he admits the rgfo55. >> tto the rest . they'll tell their families when they ate pizza made by the heat of a volcano. >> o'oh, wow, this is cheesy. it is crispy too here in guatemala around a corner or up a volcano you never know what story you might find or what meal you might enjoy. you could say this is the hottest place on a saturday night in guatemala. >> pizza pacaya. >> pacaya! >> from the volcanos of guatemala to a yard sale in virginia, steve hartman reports on how the kindness of strangers
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can pay dividends throughout a community. >> reporter: 14-year-old marjorie gonzalez is about to go shopping for a homecoming dress. >> let's shop! >> reporter: but that didn'te a god fry god mother,tagical marri l me rr: nowhere to h ur >> all right. mothers, susan's wish granting process begins with ration. >> this ugly christmas sweater. >> reporter: old clothes, racks of them, mixed with a pinch of gold and a dollop of just about everything else. each part of the possession donated by susan's neighbors here in arlington, virginia. >> so many people helped. it's everyone in the community now. like every inch of our space was covered in treasures. >> reporter: and then all of it sold in a giant yard sale.
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this was her third annual. and here is where the story gets good. in the coming months, susan will use every penny of the profit, more than $12,000 this yeardo a throughout her community. in the past, she has bought donuts for a left flowers at veterans' graves. she has delivered presents for santa and thrown a beach party for dementia patients. really, hardly a day goes by that susan doesn't do something, because she firmly believes that kindness begets kindness. >> this mission has taken over your life. >> it totally has. once you start looking, there are opportunities everywhere. >> reporter: like the high school girl who couldn't afford a homecoming dress. susan let marjorie pick out a favorite along with shoe, jewelry, everything but the prince charming. >> it's made me overall a more happy person. >> reporter: so you picked up something from the yard sale too? >> i did. i picked up a lot of things.
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but that probably is the most important. >> reporter: a brand-new box yard le find ever.
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a local hero has returned to wichita, kansas after seven decades. he was a chaplain, awarded the medal of honor for service in korea, and could become a catholic saint. david martin has the story of this remarkable life. >> reporter: army chaplain father emile caplan is back in kansas, home from the korean war. you could call it a miracle, and soldiers who served with him will tell you it's not the first. >> to see somebody like that, it's unbelievable almost. >> reporter: in the war's first cruel winter, herbert miller lay wounded on the frozen ground, an enemy soldier standing over him. >> reporter: when father capan performed one of his battlefield
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miracles. >> he put his rifle aside. and why that man never shot him, i'll never know. >> reporter: caplan saved miller's life again on the death march to a prison camp. >> if he hadn't carried me, i would have been dead. >> reporter: in the camp, capan helped p.o.w.s stay alive by stealing food from the guards. he died in that camp, but his body was not found until dna testing identified his remains. his nephew said his uncle's last words to his fellow p.o.w.s. >> i'm going some place where i've always wanted to be. and when i get there, i'll say a prayer for you. uncle emile, welcome home. >> reporter: david martin, cbs news, the pentagon. >> and that is the "overnight news" for this friday. for some of you, the news continues. for other, please check back later for "cbs mornings." of course, follow us online at and join me for my podcast, the takeout. later today i'll be speaking
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with congresswoman pramila jayapal. she is the leader of house ve th fure otheagda.ey player in she's got lots to say. reporting from the nation's capital, i'm majorarrett. this is cbs news flash. i'm tom hanson in new york. we begin with some breaking news. former president bill clinton is in the hospital for an apparent uti which spread to his bloodstream. doctors say the 42nd president is in good spirits and his vitals are stable. some new details on that california oil spill. coast guard officials say 25,000 gallons leaked near orange county. only about 1/5 of what they initially feared. the cause is still being investigated. and how much would you pay form a shredded banksy painting? well, this infamous piece that sold for 1.84 million in 2018 just fetched a cool $25.4
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million at a sotheby's auction. it didn't self-destruct this time, but talk about an upsale. for more news download our news app on your connected cell phone connected tv. i'm tom hanson, cbs, new york. it's friday, october 15th, 2021. this is the "cbs morning news." breaking overnight, bill clinton hospitalized. the former president gets treated for an infection. what happened and how he's doing this morning. booster dose recommended. how soon millions of americans could get a third moderna shot. ordered to testify. why former president donald trump must sit down for a videotaped deposition next week. well, good morning, and good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. we begin this morning with breaking news about former president bill clinton. he's recovering in a california
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