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came to get that third immunization in those who were immunocompromised, in the hopes that could bring it up. he was older, he had multiple myeloma, so if anyone was going to have breakthrough hospitalization or death unfortunately it was someone like the general. >> reporter: in one of his last interviews powell told reporter bob woodward "don't feel sorry for me for god's sake. i haven't lost a day of life fighting these two diseases." a recent study showed people who got johnson & johnson shot, getting either a pfizer or moderna booster isn't just safe. it could even be better protection against infection than another j&j shot. norah. >> o'donnell: really important information, lilia luciano, thank you. well, tonight, we wanted to take a look at the first responders in america who are willing to lose their jobs instead of following covid vaccine mandates. and with police and fire departments already stretched thin, many are wondering what
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does this mean now for public safety? cbs' jeff pegues takes a closer look. >> i'm wrapping up my last shift after 20 years. >> reporter: on his last day as a spokane, washington, firefighter, tim archer recorded this message: >> i'll be fired tonight by the city of spokane. >> reporter: he joins about 20 other colleagues who have also been relieved for resisting the state's vaccine mandate. why didn't you comply? >> i really felt like this is in violation of the civil rights that god has given us. >> reporter: firefighters and police officers in cities like chicago and los angeles are also being given the ultimatum: get vaccinated or lose your job. officials say vaccine mandates for city workers are necessary to protect the community. but in many cities, rising crime is the primary public safety issue now coupled with a lack of policing. >> unfortunately our hiring has
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not been able to keep up with attrition. >> reporter: sergeant randy huserik of the seattle police department, where detectives have been forced to pitch in and go on emergency calls. >> we have, over the last, you know, year and 10 months, had in excess of 300 officers separate from the department. >> reporter: in massachusetts, the state police union believes at least 150 state police officers will resign. what kind of impact could this have if you lose 300 troopers? >> it's going to be felt everywhere. we'll have slower responses. there will be case backlogs. you're going to see less troopers responding to critical incidents. >> reporter: officers and firefighters were hoping that cities and states would have chosen a path where it wasn't all or nothing. that's how they see these mandates. they believe a more suitable alternative would have been to offer regular testing for those who didn't want to get vaccinated. norah. >> o'donnell: such a critical story. jeff pegues, thank you.
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tonight the fda is taking steps to help tens of millions of americans who struggle to hear ai which can cost thousands of dollars. more affordable devices could soon be available and over the counter. here's cbs news chief medical correspondent dr. jon lapook. >> same thing on this ear, okay? >> reporter: the proposed f.d.a. rule could be a financial relief for the nearly 30 million americans with hearing difficulties. >> i just felt it was mandatory. i mean, it's-- you get glasses because you can't see. you need to get something to help you to hear. >> reporter: the proposed f.d.a. rules would establish official technical guidelines for these devices and allow hearing aids to be sold directly to consumers over the counter and online without a medical examination or fitting by an audiologist. dr. jay youngerman is an ear, nose, and throat specialist at northwell health. how could this help? >> it think it becomes an introduction where they can at least trial the basic hearing aid and see how they do with it without spending thousands of
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dollars, for a majority of people it may work very well. >> reporter: the goal is to lower the price barrier. hearing aids can cost close to $10,000 and aren't covered by medicare. ud er parof yoig e >> reporter: a 2017 law opened the door to over-the-counter hearing aids for mild to moderate hearing loss. there are already a few on the market, costing less than $1,000. so, has there been pushback from the industry about this new regulation? >> absolutely not. we support the regulation. we want to make sure that the technical provisions in it ensure that those consumers who have the devices have a device that is safe and effective. >> reporter: norah, i've had so many medicare patients tell me they simply cannot afford a hearing aid. the f.d.a. says four out of five patients who can benefit from a hearing aid don't have one. so, assuming this goes through, which could take up to a year, it could improve the lives of millions of americans.
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>> o'donnell: oh, for sure. it will help so many people. dr. jon lapook, thank you so much. there's a lot more news ahead on the "cbs overnight news". why dozens of sailors andhip a blamed for. pl misr or why fbi agents raid two homes owned by a russian billionaire. and a relic of an ancient war is found. look at this sword, yes, after nine centuries. every day, coventry helps people get cash for their life insurance policies they no longer need. i'm an anesthesiologist and a pain physician by specialty. i was trying to figure out what i could do with this term life insurance policy. i'm sorta stuck because i can't just go out and buy
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we would like to know more about that. >> reporter: the committee views bannon's testimony as critical, arguing statements he made on january 5 suggest foreknowledge about the violence that happened the next day, including comments made during his podcast. >> all hell is going to break loose tomorrow. it's not going to happen like you think it's going to happen, okay. it's going to be quite extraordinarily different. >> reporter: former president trump has urged his top aides not to cooperate, and he's filed a lawsuit to stop the national archives from handing over key documents from his administration, including details of his conversations on january 6. but president biden waived mr. trump's executive privilege, allowing for the potential document dump as soon as next month. >> the former president's actions represent a unique and existential threat to our democracy that we don't feel can be swept under the rug. >> reporter: the committee is not getting the handcuffs out just yet. in fact, there are several steps before mr. bannon could face a criminal charge.
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u.s.s. "bonhomme richard." one sailor has been charged with deliberately starting the july 2020 fire, but the report says sweeping failures by the captain, officers, and crew members allowed the $2 billion ship to burn for days. here in d.c. today, the f.b.i. raided a mansion owned by a ruian ionairwith close ties to vladimir putin. officials wouldn't say what they were looking for. the man whose home was raided was mentioned multiple times in special counsel's robert mueller's report on interference in the 2016 presidential election. the fbi also searched his home in new york city. a remarkable discovery in the waters off northern israel. an amateur diver found a sword believed to have been used by a crusader knight about 900 years ago. the crusades, which lasted centuries, were a serious of religious wars between european christians and middle eastern muslims. but the jewel-encrusted sword, it needs to be cleaned up, you can tell. and then they say they're going
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>> o'donnell: our next story will have you seeing double. it's part of a project by a photographer who makes history come alive. here's cbs' jericka duncan. >> reporter: you know their faces, and their voices. >> you may write me down in history. >> reporter: trailblazing women who made history. >> you may... >> reporter: now inspiring young girls to make their own. >> all rise. >> stay right there. >> reporter: photographer tricia messeroux chose seven-year-old madison kline and dozens of other girls to become, at least for a moment, these pioneers. >> she's really strong, and that makes me feel like i'm strong.
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>> beautiful. >> reporter: ...giants resized for her latest book "trailblaze her." >> you name it, these women have really focused on what they want to do in life and they went for it, and they didn't let anybody stop them. >> i see celia cruz in me. >> reporter: you see celia cruz in you? >> yeah. the laugh, the hand gestures-- everything. >> reporter: seven-year-old ja'lee rosemarie suprese, was cast as singer celia cruz. >> maybe turn to the side somewhere. >> reporter: naiya otero portrayed principal ballerina misty copeland. >> that's you. >> oh, my gosh! i love it. >> to me, it's so empowering to see the next generation representing i think what our future is. >> that's good. >> reporter: young girls following in the footsteps of legends. >> go for it, go! >> reporter: jericka duncan, cbs news, new york. >> o'donnell: and that's the "cbs overnight news" for this
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wednesday for some of the news continues others check back in the morning, and follow online any time cbsnews.com. reporting from the nation's capital i'm norah o'donnell. this is cbs news flash from new york, homeland security secretary secretary nfl 49ers insider matt maiocco alejandro mayorkas. will not -- these tuner fishermen hooked this catch of the day, 4,000 pound sun fish off the coast of north africa, it was hoisted, by a crane, studied and released.
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you're going to need a bigger boat. more new onz your app or connected tv. from cbs news, new york. >> announcer: this is the "cbs overnight news." >> o'donnell: good evening and thank you for joining us we're going to begin tonight with something we don't see very often, a plane crash where everyone survives. it really was a remarkable scene outside of houston when something went horribly wrong on take off. this private jet crashed through a fence before catching fire, and by the time emergency crews arrived, all 21 people miraculously had evacuated, including a 10-year-old. one first responder called it an awesome feeling to see everyone safe. now, this private plane is capable of holding more than 100 people, but its owner reconfigured it to hold fewer
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passengers. well, tonight, federal investigators will begin going through the charred remains of the jet to look for clues. cbs' janet shamlian is going t n goveorodening. cbs news has learned the n.t.s.b. team will be arriving here in just a couple of hours to lead the investigation, and unlike most plane crashes, they have a surviving crew and passengers to talk to. it looked unsurvivable. >> what you're seeing is what's left of an md-87 aircraft. it's just the tail there. >> reporter: a commuter-sized jet burning up in a field 30 miles west of downtown houston. >> reporter: as firefighters raced to put out the flames, news came that was almost beyond belief-- 21 people were on board, and everyone survived. there were just two minor injuries. >> the actual airplane rolled down the runway, struck an
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actual fence, and from there, became disabled. >> reporter: the 33-year-old jet, owned by houston home builder j. alan kent, who was aboard, was cleared for takeoff but never got off the ground. three crew on board and 18 passengers, including a 10-year- old, headed to tonight's astros- red sox play-off game in boston. a couple of hours after the accident, i walked into the airport and found 10 or 15 of the passengers still inside and dressed in their astros gear, waiting to talk to investigators. first responders said they arrived to find an intense fire, and shellshocked passengers already off the aircraft. >> they were very, very stunned, but they did all self-extricate. we can't tell you how they did that or what method. the plane was fully engulfed when we arrived. >> reporter: the n.t.s.b. will take charge investigating. robert sumwalt is its former chairman. >> it could be that there was a warning light that came on in the cockpit right as the crew
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was preparing to take off. it could be a mechanical condition that would have prevented the aircraft from actually lifting off. >> reporter: billowing smoke could be seen for miles. close up, the incredible reality that somehow no lives were lost. >> this is a good day. this is actually a day of celebration for a lot of people. >> reporter: after all they'd been through, the passengers i saw seemed surprisingly relaxed as they waited at the airport to offer their account to investigators. norah. >> o'donnell: a real miracle on the runway. janet shamlian, thank you. and to haiti now. tonight, the white house says it won't comply with the multi- million-dollar demands of the kidnappers who are holding 17 christian missionaries hostage in haiti. efforts to get them released are continuing on the ground in haiti while prayers are being offered back here at home. cbs' manuel bojorquez reports from port-au-prince. >> reporter: police at this checkpoint today inspected vehicles headed towards the gang-held territory. cbs news has learned the hostage takers' initial demand is $1 million for each of the 17 missionary hostages.
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christian aid ministries in ohio released a statement about the victims. the adults range in age from 18 to 48. the five children, from 15 years to just eight months old. we went to a government ministry in port-au-prince today, but officials would not comment, citing the sensitive nature of negotiations with the notorious 400 mawozo gang, which is accused of kidnapping the 16 americans and one canadian saturday after the missionaries visited an orphanage near the capital. this is where the 400 mawozo gang's territory begins, their headquarters not far from here, but we're told it's simply too dangerous to approach. to give you a sense of how large an area they control, it extends from here more than 20 miles to the border with the dominican republic. the f.b.i. is in haiti working with authorities. today, the white house took a firm stand against giving in to the kidnappers. >> it has never been in the interest of bringing people home who are being held for ransom. >> reporter: in the u.s.,
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churches affiliated with christian aid ministries continue to pray and wait. a family of five from oceana, michigan, is among the hostages. todd dueling is a local pastor there. >> to have it hit that close to home is extremely heartbreaking. >> reporter: christian aid ministry said part of the missionaries' outreach here in haiti was to help rebuild after an earthquake in august that killed more than 2,000 people.
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back in august a recommendation came to get that third immunization in those who were immunocompromised, in the hopes that could bring it up. he was older, he had multiple myeloma, so if anyone was going to have breakthrough hospitalization or death unfortunately it was someone like the general. >> reporter: in one of his last i haven't lost a day of life fighting these two diseases." a recent study showed people who got johnson & johnson shot, getting either a pfizer or moderna booster isn't just safe. it could even be better protection against infection than another j&j shot. norah.
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♪ >> announcer: this is the "cbs overnight news". i'm from washington thanks for staying with us. food and drug administration is expected to release new guidance on covid-19 booster shots, currently only pfizer's booster is authorized but new recommendation will address the moderna and johnson & johnson jabs and possibility of mixing the vaccines. the focus is on j&j one study showing people who got the johnson & johnson vaccine had ten times better response if ey got their booster from moderna. all this as a vocal minority of
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americans ramp up their opposition to vaccine mandatories. southwest airline employees stages a protest outside the company's headquarters in dallas and california parents are protesting vaccine mandates for kids. now more from los angeles. >> reporter: california requires students to have ten vaccines, including he'sles and when it comes to covid vaccine some saying the state went too far. >> for the government to push something so hard on us is ridiculous. >> thousands of parents and teachers and students across california came out to protest monday saying kids shouldn't be kicked out of the classroom because they're unvaccinated. >> i'm vaccinated but i think people should have a choice whether they get vaccinated or not because the vaccine hasn't been out that long. >> i don't want my kids to be experimental test tubes. >> can you explain this is not a experiment on children?
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>> these vaccines have gone through extraordinary levels of testing, research and development over a decade went into this current generation of covid vaccines. >> the doctor with texas children's hospital for vaccine development. >> these are as well vetted and test as just about any vaccine we've ever used. >> students in a high school in bend, oregon, walked out of school in support of staff refusing the vaccine, as vaccination deadlines are closing in around the country, 19 states and district of columbia had vaccine mandates for at least some state workers but only washington, oregon and colorado will not allow workers to opt out of the vaccine with a weekly test. monday was the cut off in washington state for public employees health care workers and school employees to be fully vaccinated. washington state university head football coach nick rolevich was
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fired with four assistant coaches because they refused to get the shot. >> we didn't hire him to be here for mid-season change unfortunately we stand here today having to make the transition. >> if people make the choice they don't want to keep their jobs because they don't want to be vaccinated they'll have that choice. >> more than one-third of chicago 34r5u6rs still chicago police officers still have not reported vaccination status despite the deadline and now in seattle contingency plans are in place in case of shortages. in california students who have exemption can do a independent study at home. >> thank you from los angeles. during the worst of the pandemic with new york city in lockdown an army of 65,000 bicycle delivery workers kept the city fed often at the risk of her own lines and are now banning together to stay safe. more on this now. >> reporter: this is a really dangerous spot?
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>> a reality dangerous spot. >> reporter: perfect spot for attack on food delivery workers on the bridge connecting manhattan and the bronx it is where thieves am bushed man, beat his face and made off with his livelihood, a $2,000 electric bike. >> they beat me with a chain or whatever they had, had some bleeding here. >> reporter: it's happened dozens of time in recent months and sergio and juan tapia are out to stop it. >> we don't want fighting with anybody, we just protect ourselves. >> reporter: the delivery boys as they're known patrol this area after their shifts helping delivery workers cross the bridge safely, during the pandemic delivery workers often made below minimum wage have been outside, facing extreme weather, deadly hit-and-runs
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like this one and constant threat of robbery, and these were assaulted when trying to stop the theft of a bike. >> you worried about getting hurt? >> yes. >> a 267-year-old immigrant from mali has been a worker for two years and we met up with him at this refuge for workers. >> you've been hit by cars. >> yes. >> taxis? >> yes. >> you had your bike stolen. >> every day something could happen to me on the street. >> reporter: 54% of delivery workers many immigrants reported being robbed and 30% said they were assaulted during the robbery. >> reporter: so why is important for you to be here every night? >> it's important for me, i protect my people. >> reporter: the delivery boys communicate in apps sending alerts whenever someone is in trouble. >> you get there then what? >> then when they say these guys all together they can't to
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anything. >> reporter: strength in numbers. >> >> reporter: did you feel you could get shot? >> yeah, last week a guy got shot because they wanted to take his bike. >> reporter: this year alone ten delivery workers have been killed on the job. these deaths were the last straw 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're coming back. >> reporter: they'd come right back? >> yes that's going to happen. >> reporter: so you have to stay. >> we have to stay. >> reporter: cbs news no. funeral arrangement still planned for colin powell, former secretary of state and joint chiefs of staff died on monday, he was 84. we have a look back now at his life and legacy. >> as a team colin powell took
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what we'd now call a selfie. his poise suggests a successful future was invefitable, four-star general, national security advisor, and the first african-american chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, first black secretary of state, but powell would insist success was not inevitable, it would depend on a country that welcomed his immigrant parent and city that offered free college to him and miliry. in love with >> the army took a young, black kid from rotc in south bronx and brought him to this point. >> reporter: his rise was not haste end by west point or naval academy. >> i stand as a direct des descentent of the buffaloo sold yaernd -- soldiers and all of the men and woman
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i didn't just show up climbed on the backs of those who never had the opportunity i had. >> reporter: he you he glp served in uniform in raeg an, bush and administration? 2000 declared >> my fellow republicans it's a wonder evening. >> he joined george w bush's administration in a career fighting the russians during the cold war would end defined by the war on terrorism and his turn on the global stage apt the united nations. >> a blot >> a blot, a failure will always be attached to me and my presentation. >> reporter: during the successful first gulf war, powell had built credibility. >> our strategy to go after this army is very, very simple. first we're going to cut it off and then we're going to kill it. >> reporter: he put that credibility on the line, making the case that iraq's leader had weapons of mass destruction, but he was wrong. iraq had no massive cache of weapons. the intelligence on which powell had relied fell apart.
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a career spent arguing that the lessons of america's failure in vietnam demanded care and restraint became forever linked to a costly, hasty mistake. in private life, powell continued to sound the alarm. in 2008 he spoke out against his party's overt appeal to racism in its attacks on barack obama. >> i heard senior members of my own party drop the suggestion he's a muslim and he might be associated with terrorists. this is not the way we should be doing it in america. >> reporter: but powell's faith in america never waned because he was always ready to see its promise in the daily acts of its citizens. in 2019 while fixing a flat tire, a fellow veteran and amputee stopped to help him. on facebook he wrote, thanks anthony, you touched my soul and reminded me about what this country is all about and why it's so great. in return all anthony asked for was payment for his good deed was what an immigrant's son could never know would become a
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chris livesay has more. >> reporter: from the roman forum to the coliseum, and virtually anywhere else in the eternal city umbrella pines are as much a part of the landscape as the monuments they frame. but a killer bug from north america threatens to an an i'llate this heritage. >> they sound like vampires. >> that's correct and they suck it and push out sugars. >> they're sucking the iconic pine driez -- pines dry. after three years the tree dies. a local activist is spearheading a counterattack. in europe they have no natural pred at iatrors so theyas
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esebugs. >> eac bos one euro. >> but you just need 20 bugs for one tree to remove the problem. >> how long does it take for the lady bugs to do the magic. >> it takes around one year. >> multiply all that with estimated 1 million infected trees across italy. >> the trees are all infected. >> reporter: it's a battle that can only be won with chemical warfare. this man is out here injecting in insectide needed once every two years. >> we can see when we need to come again. >> reporter: just three months ago these pines were on their death bed now. >> these trees look much better. >> absolutely. >> reporter: a small yet precious isht victory in a city that may be eternal but with
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trees that are not. >> reporter: some public money has been set aside for the pines
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for the first time ever an unmanned drone has delivered a pair of lungs for transplant. this happened in toronto, michael george as the details. >> reporter: this drone flying over toronto could be the future. last month, it carried precious cargo. a set of lungs from one hospital to another. >> it was a heavily populated city. we had to do several test flights. to persuade the air traffic control authorities that this was a safe way to deliver the lung. >> the transplant is a result of collaboration between u.s. company united there a putics
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and canada's university health network, the team designed a container to with stand in-flight conditions such as vibe probations and bumps. >> we had to maintain a stable temperature. lungs are very delicate and filled with air, if there's changes in pressure that could effect the lung. >> the surgeon said this technology will allow more organs to be available to patients in the future. >> one of the challenges now is getting transport in a timely and reliable fashion and even today we sometimes lose an organ because we can't get there in time and can't get it back in time. >> i was thrilled by the idea of participating. byrofess i'm an engineer >> the 63-year-old received the lungs. that flew over toronto. he has an incurrable lung disease. >> i was running out of time. now i feel amazing, i can breath.
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i have a new lease on life. >> the team believes the drone delivery will help thousands of lives in the coming years. cbs news new york. >> that's the overnight news om this wednesday, reporting from the nation's capital i'm errol -- this is cbs news flash. i'm tom hanson in new york. secretary of homeland security, alejandro mayorkas will not be traveling after testing positive for covid-19. south carolina lawyer at the center of alleged botched hire for millions of dollars related to the death of his house keeper, death remain unsolved. this catch of the day. 4,000 pound sun fish
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