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afghanistan, how four siblings are now rebuilding their lives in the united states. "eye on america." climate change is eroding native american land in the pacific northwest, forcing one tribe to move its entire village to higher ground. deadly film shooting. what dwayne "the rock" johnson is doing to prevent a tragedy like the one on alec baldwin's movie set. and, proving age is just a number, a 70-year-old mother bonds with her son by boldly climbing to dangerous heights. this is the "cbs evening news" with norah o'donnell, reporting from the nation's capital. >> o'donnell: good evening to our viewers in the west and thank you for joining us. we're going to begin with that new federal rule for all americans who work for companies with 100 or more employees. it says, get vaccinated against covid by january 4-- that's two months from today-- or face weekly covid testing.
it was an idea from president biden first raised in september, and today, osha at the labor department made it official. well, tonight, there are republican governors in a number of states saying they will file lawsuits against the requirement, arguing it is federal overreach. and, the national retail federation is calling the requirement burdensome on retailers during the crucial holiday season. one thing is clear tonight: the pandemic is far from over. cases are rising or holding steady in at least 34 states. an average of more than 40,000 americans are being treated for covid in hospitals each day. cbs's carter evans is going to lead off our coverage in los angeles as a new vaccination mandate is in effect tonight. good evening, carter. >> reporter: right, that one mandate went into effect here today, but tonight, we're just learning that florida governor ron desantis says that white house plan to require workers to get vaccinated or tested once a week, well, he says that's unconstitutional, and he's suing. tonight, tough new vaccine
measures that are expected to impact 84 million workers. the labor department is now requiring employers with 100 or more employees to get their workers fully vaccinated, or test them for covid at least once a week. unvaccinated workers must also wear a face mask in the workplace. employers who fail to comply by january 4 could be fined nearly $14,000 per violation. >> thank you for joining us. >> reporter: but at a committee hearing in washington today, some senators blasted the idea of more rules to fight covid. >> back away from mandates. educate, encourage, inform. don't be divisive. >> reporter: in san francisco, officials are moving forward with plans to extend the city's indoor proof of vaccination requirements to children five to 11 years old. that age group became eligible for pfizer's kid-size vaccine this week. date in place requiri san francisco already has a mandate in place requiring everyone 12 and up to prove their vaccination status
before entering places like restaurants, gyms, and sporting events. >> guys, how are you? just need proof of vaccination, please. >> reporter: a similar mandate began today in los angeles county. customers in indoor bars, lounges, and nightclubs now have to show proof of vaccination or remain outside. alex manos is co-founder of rocco's tavern in west hollywood. >> it's difficult to tell somebody, because of your medical choice, you can not come in here and eat pizza, or eat some wings, or have a beer, or watch a game. >> reporter: so you have to become enforcers. >> at this point, yes. >> reporter: whether you like it or not. >> yes. as a business owner, turning customers away is not what we want to do, ever. >> reporter: well, starting next week, almost all los angeles businesses will require-- be required to check for vaccination status. and there will likely be pushback. this is a fast food chain here on the west coast, in-n-out. in some of their locations in northern california, well, they refused to check vaccine cards, opting instead to close their
dining room for everyone. norah. >> o'donnell: carter evans, thank you. well, tonight, there are accusations of discrimination as the racially-charged ahmaud arbery murder trial gets underway with 11 white jurors and just one black juror. cbs's omar villafranca is at the courthouse in brunswick, georgia. >> no justice! >> reporter: the nearly all- white jury will hear opening statements in the trial of the three men accused of murdering 25-year-old ahmaud arbery. arbery's mother, wanda cooper jones, says prosecutors told her their case is strong. >> they have lots and lots of evidence. they're really not satisfied with the jury that has been selected, but they're sure that the evidence will prevail. >> reporter: defense attorneys struck 11 of the 12 black jurors from the final pool, which even raised eyebrows with the presiding judge, timothy walmsley. >> this court has found that there appears to be intentional discrimination in the panel. >> reporter: but the judge said he'll allow the current jury to
proceed because, by state law, there were other valid reasons for why the jurors were dismissed. lee merritt is an attorney for the arbery family. >> there was a thumb put on the scales of justice by the defense to get a jury they thought would be more favorable for their clients. that's normal. but to use racial... discrimination to do so, it-- it shouldn't be allowed. >> reporter: investigators say arbery was out jogging in february of last year when he was chased down, shot, and killed. ( gunshot ) the men said they thought arbery was a burglary suspect, and shot him in self-defense. police arrested the shooter, travis mcmichael, his father, gregory mcmichael, and their neighbor, william roddie bryan, the man who recorded the video. >> i'm hoping that, even though we have 11 whites and one black, that they will be able to review all evidence and come out with a guilty verdict. >> reporter: this trial is expected to last several weeks. the mcmichaels and roddie bryan
are also facing federal hate crime charges in a case that will head to court early next year. norah. >> o'donnell: omar villafranca, thank you. well, tonight, there's promising news about a vaccine aimed at preventing cervical cancer, which kills more than 4,000 women in the u.s. every year. researchers in britain say the rate of cervical cancer in women who were vaccinated between the ages of 12 and 13 was 87% lower than it was among women who were not vaccinated. let's bring in cbs news' chief medical correspondent, dr. jon lapook. and, jon, h.p.v., i mean, it is the most commonly sexually transmitted infection. so, how important is it to get this vaccine? >> it's very important. and as you point out, norah, it's extremely prevalent type of infection. fortunately, about 90% of the time, the infection resolves on its own, but in that other 10%, the virus can stay inside you and end up causing cancer. so the hypothesis was, well, if you could prevent that virus in the first place, you could prevent cervical cancer from developing, and in fact, they're showing today, in fact, it does.
>> o'donnell: wow, a-- a vaccine that prevents cancer. it's just terrific. and of course, the h.p.v. vaccine recommended for children at ages 11, or 12, even as young as nine. what's the idea behind giving it so early? >> well, there are two reasons. one thing is, it's not a treatment, it's a prevention. so you have to give it before somebody is sexually active. and also, it turns out that this vaccine works better, it elicits a stronger immune response, when given at a younger age. and it's not just for girls, norah, it's for boys, too. boys can not only get infected and spread it to girls, but they themselves can develop cancer of the tongue, of the tonsils, and of the genital region. so, imagine that. we have all these vaccines that can prevent these deadly childhood illnesses, and now we have a vaccine that can prevent cancer. >> o'donnell: researchers calling this historic. dr. jon lapook, thank you. and, it's still autumn, but for 30 million people from oklahoma to washington, d.c., it feels more like winter. tonight, frost alerts are posted for many places. that will mean the end of the growing season.
temperatures are running 10 to 15 degrees below normal for this time of year. warmer weather is expected this weekend. all right, tonight, nearly ten months into joe biden's presidency, his "build back better" plan, unveiled before his inauguration, appears to be headed for a vote in the house. let's get the latest now from cbs's kris van cleave on capitol hill. all right, kris, there's been some movement? new momentum towards passing president biden's $1.75 trillion social spending plan. and that vote could come as soon as tonight, if democrats are able to line up enough votes to pass it. now, tuesday was really a wakeup call for the party. the loss in virginia, the narrow victory in new jersey, has galvanized democrats that they need to do something ahead of next year's midterms. taking a look at what's currently inside the house bill: hundreds of billions of dollars to address climate change, an extension of the child tax credit, universal pre-k, and prescription drug pricing reform. not in this bill? tuition-free community college, clean energy standards, as well
as expanding medicare to cover dental and vision. immigration reform remains kind of a question mark. negotiations are ongoing. speaker pelosi added back family leave-- that's something that west virginia senator joe manchin opposes, so it's becoming very clear, whenever it is the senate gets this bill, they're going to change it. norah. >> o'donnell: kris van cleave,be going to change i thank you so much. well, a texas real estate agent who took a private plane to the january 6th riot, and bragged that she wouldn't go to jail for storming the capitol because, in her words, she's "white, blonde, and has a good job," well, she was sentenced to two months in jail today. jennifer ryan was also hit with $1,500 in fines. after the deadly riot, ryan posted that it was "one of the best days of her life." in court today, she apologized, saying, "this is not anything that remotely resembles who i am." so far, approximately 650 people have been charged for involvement in the riot. okay, tonight, a warning from the f.a.a.: get unruly on a plane, and you
could face, not just a fine, but criminal prosecution. that's right. 37 cases were submitted to the netted to the f.b.i. for criminal review. that's out of more than 5,000 incidents of bad behavior reported this year. many cases involved face mask regulations, and this week, prosecutors charged a california man with punching a flight attendant in the face during an american airlines flight just last month. okay, we're going to turn now to the largest resettlement of refugees in this country since the fall of saigon in 1975. tonight, more than 50,000 refugees from afghanistan are awaiting resettlement. 14,000, including many children, are starting new lives here in the u.s. cbs's natalie brand tells us one family's story. >> reporter: the ramazani siblings appear completely at ease living with their extended family in texas... >> it's beautiful. >> yeah, beautiful. >> reporter: ...a world away from the pain and trauma theyut. beautiful. >> reporter: a world away from the pain and left behind in afghanistan. hajar is the oldest of the four, injured by an i.e.d. as a child.
their mother was killed during the attack on the kabul airport in late august, as they tried to flee. she says the situation was horrible, and tries not to remember it. the children came to houston in early september, the same airport where their cousin, dave ali, arrived as a refugee at age 13. >> at first, it was not easy for us, because i didn't know the culture or the language. i was just like them. >> o'donnell: ali and his siblings, now paying it forward to the next generation. you don't have children yourself. >> no, i don't. >> reporter: now, suddenly, you have four. >> yes, i have four big ones. >> reporter: the children arrive with just a few belongings. everything in here is new. >> yeah. >> reporter: new experiences. >> wow. >> reporter: from makeovers and a first laptop, to school-- a first for hajar, who didn't go in afghanistan. new classes, in a new language. what's your favorite?
>> i like math. >> reporter: math? nastaran is learning english, and now spanish, too. >> ( speaking spanish ) >> reporter: fitting, for a country that dave ali describes as a melting pot. >> i have a brother that's a-- a doctor, my sister's a psychiatrist, and i'm going back to school to finish my accounting degree. we're doing our best to live the american dream, and i hope the kids will do better than us. >> reportr: natalie brand, cbs news, houston. >> o'donnell: and there's a big headline tonight from the global climate summit in scotland. more than 40 countries are pledging to phase out the use of coal power. but, the u.s. is not part of that pact. one focus of the summit has been protecting vulnerable communities from the effects of climate change. in tonight's "eye on america," cbs's ben tracy shows us how climate change is forcing a native american tribe in the pacific northwest to move to higher ground.
( cultural singing ) >> water is a big part of us. we usually go sit at the point, usually by that tree. ♪ ♪ ♪ and elizabeth, she sings songs at the point and it helps a lot of people. >> reporter: jaedyn black is a student at the quileute tribal school on the western edge of the olympic peninsula. the tree she mentioned is just barely holding on. the roots are basically exposed, and it looks like it's about to fall into the water. >> yeah. that's sad. that tree's been here a long time. >> reporter: the quileute's tribal village, home to about 400 people, is now threatened by the pacific ocean's rising waters due to climate change. storms here are getting more severe, pushing dangerous debris into town, and consuming the tribe's land. >> my students used to be able e to stand about four feet that way. >> reporter: alice ryan is the science teacher. are you surprised by how quickly this all seems to be happening
now? >> it's literally taking parts of the quileute tribe's land and washing it out to the ocean. >> reporter: the tribe has lost land before. it once called vast swaths of the olympic peninsula home, until the late 1800s when the u.s. government confined it to just about one square mile right up against the pacific-- land prone to flooding and tsunamis. ( siren ) students practice evacuating and fleeing to higher ground, and now with climate change arriving on the doorstep of their school, the tribe is building a new one on top of the hill, far away from those rising ocean waters. >> it's sad and it's going to be really different, because this is where a lot of us grew up. >> reporter: congress gave permission to use national parkland near the new school for a new tribal village, if the quileute have to eventually abandon dozens of homes near the coast-- a fate shared by tribes from alaska to florida, who now find themselves forced
to relocate. >> i'm not going to move unless mother nature makes me move. >> reporter: ann penn charles has lived on the same street in the lower village her entire life. she says, to honor her ancestors, she will hold out as long as she can. >> that's the toughest thing. you know, we don't want to give over our land. you know, we signed over so much land to stay here. >> reporter: and now, climate change is taking some of that land away. for "eye on america," ben tracy, lapush, washington. >> o'donnell: well, still ahead on tonight's "cbs evening news," what hollywood superstar "the rock" says about using guns on his movie sets. and, how a quick-thinking girl saved her family from carbon monoxide poisoning. k thinking gd a family from carbon monoxide poisoning. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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