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spanx is valued $1.2 billion. for more news, download the cbs news pp on your cell phone or it's wednesday, october 27th, 2021. this is the "cbs morning news." vaccinating our children. young kids are now one step closer to being eligible for a covid shot after a big ruling from an fda panel. nasty nor'easter. heavy rains and gusty winds making a mess of the northeast. we'll show you the damage. and social media on the hill. the heads of some of the biggest social platforms testify about what they were doing to keep their youngest users safe. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. 28 million children across the
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nation are closer to being eligible to get a covid vaccine. an fda advisory panel voted to recommend a low dose of pfizer's shot for children ages 5 to 11. final approval is expected in the coming days. so laura podesta has more from new york on this. laura, good morning. >> reporter: hey, good morning, anne-marie. this was expected, and of course it's welcome news for parents who want their kids to be protected against the virus and the highly transmissible delta variant. the vaccine for kids 5 to 11 would be a two-dose regimen like it is for adults, but the dosage given would be a third of the standard amount. >> 17 voted yes, and we had one abstain. >> reporter: an fda advisory panel has given the first recommendation for pfizer's smaller dose covid-19 vaccine for children 5 to 11-years-old. >> at one point we're going to vaccinate people that the virus will go away. it's not going away, and i think we're going to have to find a way to live with it. >>orte a cdc pelines give us a
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weigh ext we. it's possible shots could be going into young arms just a few days after that. >> we don't want children to be dying of covid even if it is far fewer children than adults, and we don't want them in the icu. >> reporter: the group of experts determined that the benefits outweighed the risks which include myocarditis, zero cases of the rare heart condition were found in the study. more than six million american children have contracted covid. still, parents are split on whether their kids should get the shots. >> everybody can be safe. >> i think that they're too small. this is something that's too new. >> reporter: some on the panel did express concern about new vaccine mandates. >> i'm just worried that if we say yes that the states are his ccine to childre to g schon
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epor roughmillio children will be eligible if pfizer's pediatric vaccine receives emergency authorization. and pfizer's study indicated the vaccis 91%ffective in preventing symptomatic covid in kids. anne-marie? >> all right. laura podesta in new york. thank you so much. overnight strong winds and heavy rain pounded new england as a nasty nor'easter moves just shore. the storm battered the northeast yesterday. mola lenghi has a look at some of the damage. >> reporter: tens of millions of americans feeling the impact of severe weather. in the northeast the season's first nor'easter brought heavy rain and damaging winds, knocking down trees, flooding roads in new jersey. the coast guard confirms 45-year-old laurence broderick was found dead after kayaking off the coast of long island. police in one new jersey town made more than a dozen water
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rescues from cars and flooded roads after the storm dropped nearly five inches of rain in some areas. ahead of the storm, many feared a repeat of the deadly and devastating weather brought by the remnants of hurricane ida last month. >> i'm a little worried because i got flooded in a couple of my properties. if we lose it again, i'm going bankrupt. >> reporter: this storm had already cut a path of destruction through the midwest this weekend with tornadoes decimating several towns in illinois and missouri. >> the roofs and walls are down, and i mean, yeah, just a total massive destruction. >> reporter: also this week on the west coast, a power storm dumped record-breaking rain triggering mudslides and major flooding in california after 13 inches of rain fell in parts of the state. the storm, a small consolation for the parched western states. the waterfalls at yosemite roaring again after california's driest year in nearly a century.
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>> that was mola lenghi reporting. a reportedly possible he shooting on the set of alec baldwin's movie in new mexico. santa fe's district attorney told "the new york times" criminal charges are on the table. she said reports that the crew had used guns with live ammunition for target practice hours before the deadly shooting were unconfirmed. an affidavit reveals baldwin was practicing drawing his gun when he shot and killed cinematographer halyna hutchins and injured the film's director, joel souza. first it was facebook. now lawmakers on capitol hill have other social media platforms including snapchat and tiktok on the hot seat. they want to know if our kids are being kept safe. skyler henry has a closer look. >> reporter: in a senate commerce subcommittee hearing, utah senator mike lee challenged snapchat executive jennifer stout. his staff created an account for a 15-year-old with no
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preferences and says what showed up on the aldia p wu shouldn't go to bars alone, notices for video games that are rated for ages 17 and up, and articles about porn stars. >> i am unfamiliar and taken notes about what you have said that your account surfaced. >> reporter: stout joined executives from youtube and tiktok, answering questions about how their apps are looking out for children on issues from privacy to safety. >> he was suffering from dental pain -- >> reporter: senator amy klobuchar shared the story of 19-year-old devin noring of minnesota who died after taking fentanyl laced percocet that he bought on snapchat. >> we have deployed proactive detention measures to get ahead of what the drug dealers are doing. they are constantly evading our tactics. >> i think there's other ways to do this as creating liability when this happens. so maybe that will make you work even faster so we don't lose another kid. >> reporter: earlier this month one facebook whistleblower told lawmakers the company
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prioritized profit over user safety. even going as far as generating algorithms potentially exposing children to dangerous content. frances haughen, the former facebook employee who sounded the alarm, testified before a uk parliament joint committee monday. >> facebook's own research says now the bullying follows children home. it goes into their bedrooms. >> reporter: lawmakers also expressed concerns that tiktok is tied to china's communist government. allegations the app's parent company, fight dance, denies. >> if it were not accurate, you would answer the questions, and you have dodged the questions more than any witness i have seen in my nine years serving in the senate. >> reporter: the company says it stores all of tiktok's u.s. data in the united states, and has recently tightened its privacy practices for children. skyler henry, capitol hill. this morning, president biden is back in washington after campaigning for terry mcauliffe who's running for governor of virginia. the election is next week. last night in arlington, mr. biden headlined a rally for
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mcauliffe who's locked in a tight race with his republican rival glenn youngkin. the race is seen as a first major test for democrats since > d the gunman accused of g twp four oths aall se, idaho, hasd. authorities identified the suspected shooter as 27-year-old jacob bergquist. the gunman shot and killed a security guard. investigators searched the suspect's home and social media sites for clues about a motive which is unclear. game one of the 2020 game is -- world series is in the books and man did it get off to a fast start. >> swing at strikes and not balls. slammed to the left field. how about that start to the world series? >> the atlanta braves jorge
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soler hit a homer in the first at-bat of the game. he became the first to begin the world series with a home run. the braves scored five runs in the first three innings en route it a 6-2 win over the astros in houston. the astros are going to need short-term memory to get back in this series, though, as game two is tonight. once again from houston. and coming up, dark net drug bust. authorities break up an international drug trafficking scheme worth tens of millions of dollars. and later, the future of home building. a neighborhood of 3d-printed homes is set to break ground. when they're sick, they get comfortable anywhere and spread germs everywhere. nothing kills more viruses, including the covid-19 virus, on more surfaces than lysol disinfectant spray. lysol. what it takes to protect. my plaque psoriasis... ...the itching ...the burning. the stinging. my skin was no longer mine. my psoriatic arthritis, made my joints stiff, swollen... painful.
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students to play on teams that correspond to the sex listed on their birth certificate at the time or near their time of birth. a student assigned female at birth can play in boys sports but only if a girls team is not playing the same sport such as football. the measure goes into effect in january. seven other states have passed similar laws this year. the "associated press" says 150 people were arrested in the u.s. and europe in an international drug trafficking investigation involving the dark net. the justice department said people using the dark net sold fake pills made to look like real prescription pain pills. they were allegedly laced with fentanyl, methamphetamines, and other illegal drugs. agents seized more than a quarter ton of illicit drugs and more than $30 millionin cash and cryptocurrency. and "usa today" says a virginia woman who sold almost $32 million worth of counterfeit coupons to shoppers used the money on fancy vacations and
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home revenuevation -- renovations according to the fbi. 41-year-old lori ann talens was sentenced to 12 years in prison last month after pleading guilty to mail fraud and other charges. her husband was sentenced to more than seven years. the fbi says agents found more than $1 million worth of fake coupons in every crevice of their home. still ahead, first-class bonus. workers at spanx are surprised with an amazing gift from their boss.
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warner bros. announced that it will move forward with the second part of the sci-fi saga based on frank herbert's books. "dune" just scored the number one spot at the domestic box office. the second installment is set for release october 20th, 2023. on the cbs "money watch" now, why hundreds of mcdonald's workers walked off the job yesterday, and employees at spanx got a huge surprise. diane king hall is at the new york stock exchange with those stories and more. good morning, diane. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. stock futures are indicating a flat open after a strong day on wall street. investors remain optimistic amid a slew of better-than-expected earnings from tech companies like microsoft and alphabet, the parent company of google. the dow gained 15 points, enough for a new record. the nasdaq added nine, and the s&p 500 rose eight points. also hitting a fresh record. > several hundred mcdo's toteinff theob dro, and houston say
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there is an ongoing problem of sexual harassment and violence in the company's stores. the strike was spurred by a lawsuit from a teenager and her parents. in april, mcdonald's said it would require sexual harassment training at stores worldwide starting in january, but workers say that's not enough. 3d-printed houses could soon be coming to a neighborhood near you. take a look at these renderings of homes that are planned to be printed in austin, texas. icon is an austin-based construction technologies company that's teaming up with lennar. they want to make the largest neighborhood of 3d-printed homes in austin with plans to break ground on the first homes in 2022. and talk about the world's best boss -- spanx ceo sara blakely decided to do something for her workers after investment firm blackstone announced it was buying a majority stake in her company for $1.2 billion. blakely surprised her workers
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with two first-class plane tickets to anywhere in the world. they also got $10,000 each. anne-marie, i hope all the bosses in the world are listening. >> exactly. diane king hall at the new york stock exchange. thank you so much, diane. >> thank you. up next, monarch on the mend. why queen elizabeth is scaling back her schedule and skipping another event. other event. i'm not getting through the pandemic just to end up with the flu. i asked for fluzone high-dose quadrivalent. it's the #1-used flu vaccine for people 65 and older. fluzone high-dose quadrivalent is the only vaccine approved by the fda for superior flu protection in adults 65+. i'm not letting my guard down. fluzone high-dose quadrivalent isn't for people who've had a severe allergic reaction to any flu vaccine or vaccine component, including eggs or egg products. tell your health care professional if you've ever experienced severe muscle weakness after receiving a flu shot. people with weakened immune systems, including those receiving therapies that suppress the immune system,
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britain's queen elizabeth is canceling another trip. buckingham palace says the queen is following her doctor's advice to rest and will not attend the upcoming u.n. climate summit in scotland. she will deliver a recorded video message instead. the 95-year-old monarch spent a night in the hospital last week and canceled a trip to northern ireland. at least five former trump administration staff members have reportedly talked to the house committee investigating the january 6th attack on the u.s. capitol. cnn says the staffers voluntarily spoke with the committee. it also says committee lawyers have reached out to other former trump aides to see if they would be interested in talking. last week the house voted to hold former white house strategist steve bannon in contempt after he refused to comply with a congressional
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subpoena. the nfl is punting on requests to release a report on its ten-month investigation into the workplace culture of the washington football team. last night commissioner roger goodell said that the league will not make the report public because it wants to protect the identities of the former employees who testified. he also said the team has already been held accountable. it's been fined $10 million, and owner daniel snyder has stepped away from running day-to-day operations. and the general manager and president of hockey operations for the chicago blackhawks has resigned. stan bowman quit yesterday after investigators said that the team mishandled allegations that an assistant coach sexually assaulted two players in 2010. the blackhawks hired an outside law firm to conduct the investigation. the nhl fined the team $2 million, and another executive also stepped down. well, coming up on "cbs mornings," in our "eye on earth"
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our top stories -- at least 28 million kids are closer to being eligible to get a covid shot. the fda advisory panel voted to
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recommend a low dose of pfizer's shot for children 5 to 11. final approval by the fda and cdc is expected in the coming days. if authorized, the shots would be available as early as next week. and there was more rain and high wind overnight in the northeast from the first nor'easter of the season. tens of millions of americans were impacted. the storm has knocked down trees and flooded roads. thousands of homes and businesses lost power. a kayaker was found dead off the coast of long island, new york. states of emergency were declared in new jersey and new york. and many veterans return home with both visible and invisible wounds of war. healing takes time. for some female service members, that journey begins at sea. lilia luciano reports. > reporter: surgeon mea peterson knows what it's like to be among a small group of women in a military dominated by men. when women were invited to this year's annual war heroes on water tournament, a three-day
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deep sea fishing trip for veterans wounded in combat, she felt at home. >> it's team building, so it goes back to some of the military experience i've had. >> reporter: peterson received a purple heart after being injured in 2005 but said returning home was sometimes the hardest part. >> it wasn't really known some of the aspects of returning from a war and what that would look like. i was angry, frustrated. i felt there was something wrong with me. >> reporter: retired staff sergeant vanessa brown was wounded by a roadside bomb in afghanistan. >> a lot of people that i met in the civilian world just wouldn't understand some of the things that i went through. they automatically had the stigma that if you have problems with mental health you just automatically crazy. >> reporter: that's why these women say it's important to connect with fellow vets at events like this one. >> 101 -- >> reporter: the women caught some of the biggest fish. >> like i could accomplish something again. it was like i had a mission to do. here's the finish line.
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>> reporter: and a much-needed lifeline. lilia luciano, cbs news, newport beach. coming up on "cbs mornings," bestselling author michael lewis stops by our times square studio with his latest book "the premonition: a pandemic story." plus in our "eye on earth" series, an effort to recover abandoned fishing gear in our oceans that's threat noting -- threatening marine life. and how a book store in downtown los angeles is harnessing social media to earn new fans. that's the "cbs morning news" for this wednesday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. ♪
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