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for more news download the app on your cell phone or connected tv. i'm tom hanson, cbs news, new york. it's friday, november 5th, 2021. this is the "cbs morning news." get vaccinated or get tested. the biden administration rolls out new covid guidance affecting 84 million americans. beachfront shoot-out. the deadly confrontation near a mexican resort forcing tourists to take shelter. dismissed from court. the joke that got one juror removed from the kyle rittenhouse trial. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. we begin with the government's biggest push yet to get americans vaccinated against covid. if you work at a company with at
least 100 people, you must be vaccinated by january 4th or face weekly testing. some 84 million people are impacted by the new rule, but republican leaders call it federal overreach. so laura podesta has more from new york on this. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. two-thirds of the american working population will be affected by this new rule, and the biden administration says it will keep the entire country safe. but it's likely this new mandate is going to face a lot of court challenges. millions of unvaccinated americans will soon have to make a choice. beginning january 4th, employees at companies with at least 100 workers will need to be fully vaccinated against covid-19 or be tested weekly. >> actions announced by the president are designed to save lives. >> reporter: the new rule from the biden administration also requires unvaccinated workers to wear a face mask. employers who fail to comply could be fined nearly $14,000
per violation. >> the worst disruption businesses have faced for nearly two years is their employees getting sick with covid. >> i'm really concerned. >> reporter: stephanie martz of the national retail federation says the rule may add to the country's work shortage if even just a small number of employees leave their jobs. >> it's just reflecting the reality of where we are right now in terms of trying to get employees to come to work every day. >> reporter: several republican governors have threatened legal challenges to overturn the rule. indiana congressman trey hollingsworth says individual businesses should be able to decide whether to require covid vaccines. >> i want to make sure that americans feel as though their health care choices are their own. >> reporter: in a separate measure affecting 17 million workers, employees at nursing homes and health care facilities that receive medicare and medicaid funds must be vaccinated by the january 4th deadline with no option for testing. a gallup poll from september
found roughly six in ten u.s. adults are in favor of vaccine mandates for federal government workers, employees of large companies, and workers at hospitals that receive federal health care funds. anne-marie? >> all right. laura podesta in new york. thank you so much. britain is now the first country in the world to okay the use of an anti-viral pill to treat covid. the pill created by drugmaker merck was approved for adults 18 and older who tested positive for the infection and have at least one risk factor for developing serious disease. the drug is expected to become available in the u.s. as soon as next month. and a funeral service for former secretary of state colin powell will be held today at washington's national cathedral. powell who was battling a rare blood cancer died last month from complications related to the coronavirus. as 84 old. cbs news will air a special
report on powell's funeral service, and you can also watch special coverage on our streaming platform, cbsn. after months of fighting negotiations and setbacks, lawmakers are ready to move forward on president biden's top priorities. today the house plans to vote on the bipartisan infrastructure measure and the build-back-better plan. right now the social spending plan includes funding for climate change, a child tax credit extension, universal pre-k, and prescription drug cost reform. natalie brand has more. >> reporter: the house rules committee met late thursday to move forward with a vote on the nearly $2 trillion social spending and climate bill. >> we will probably be on the floor i'm told at 8:00 a.m. >> reporter: at her morning news conference thursday, house speaker nancy pelosi repeated the plan to vote on both the bipartisan physical infrastructure bill and the build-back-better act. >> we're going to pass both bills. but in order to do so, we have to have votes for both bills. that's where we are.
>> reporter: in the latest negotiations, house democrats say they want to raise the cap on the state and local tax deductions known as s.a.l.t., and they remain committed to addingfour weeks of paid family and medical leave to the measure. >> there will be money in the pockets of the american people. >> reporter: but key senate moderate joe manchin remains firm on his opposition of putting paid family and medical leave in the final bill. senator manchin spoke to cnn thursday morning. >> i don't think it belongs in the bill. we can do that in a bipartisan way. we can make sure it's lasting. >> right now the democratic party is shoving a massive expansion of the government down the throat of the republican party -- >> reporter: congressional republicans have bashed the build-back-better bill as a, quote, liberal spending spree, while democrats are touting new analysis from the joint committee on taxation suggesting the provisions in the bill will help pay for it. natalie brand, cbs news, capitol hill. there was a deadly shoot-out
at a tourist spot near cancun, mexico, involving alleged gangs. authorities say a drug gunman stormed ashore a beach yesterday in front of luxury hotels and killed two rival gang members. tourists scrambled for cover. the suspects apparently arrived by boat. a local television report said that at least one tourist was injured but state officials did not immediately confirm that. a juror has been dismissed in the trial of kyle rittenhouse who's charged with killing two people and injuring a third during a police brutality protest. prosecutors say the juror cracked a distasteful joke about the police shooting of jacob blake in kenosha, wisconsin, last august. the judge overseeing the case said the juror's words showed bias that would ultimately undermine the outcome of the trial. >> the point i'm making is that the public needs to be confident that this is a fair trial. it was a -- bad judgment to tell a joke of that nature, okay. so that's -- okay.
thank you very much, sir. >> the ruling now leaves a 19-person jury for the trial. 12 primary jurors and seven alternates. the biden administration is suing texas over its new voting law. the justice department argues the restrictions surrounding mail-in voting requirements and voter assistance violate federal civil rights protections. the law adds new identification requirements, limits early voting, and prohibits drive-through and 24-hour voting locations. critics say the law unfairly targets minorities. republicans in the state have defended the changes as voter safeguards. and coming up, tiger king joe exotic reveals serious medical news in his latest bid to be released from prison. and -- >> i heard my dad screaming, and i went and saw my mom passed out. >> how a 9-year-old girl used an iphone to save her family from carbon monoxide poisoning. this is the "cbs morning news." soning.
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"tiger king" star joe exotic is revealing he's been diagnosed with an aggressive form of prostate cancer.iste. he also said that his rival from the netflix docuseries cbaskini over this. eotic was sentenced to 22 years in prison for a murder-for-hire plot against baskin and other crimes including animal abuse. he is asking to be released from prison. a girl in massachusetts is being called a hero. also the owner of the phoenix suns is under investigation. those are some of the headlines on the "morning newsstand." "arizona central" reports the nba is investigating allegations of racist and sexist behavior by suns owner robert starver. the investigation follows an espn report which detailed a history of alleged inappropriate conduct.
it includes accusation that he used the "n" word multiple times when he questioned why a player was allowed to use it in 2016. he is accused of making sexist comments toward employees. he denies the allegations. "the washington post" says a texas real estate agent who bragged that she wasn't going to jail for taking part in the january 6th attack on the u.s. capitol was sentenced to two months in jail. after the riot, 50-year-old jenna ryan tweeted that since she was white, blonde, and had a good job she would not go to jail. she said that she did nothing wrong. the judge cited her lack of remorse. yesterday, ryan apologized in court. and "people" magazine says a quick-thinking massachusetts girl saved her family from carbon monoxide poisoning. the family's home in brockton lost power last week after a storm. they hooked up a generator and thought it was safe, but the mom
and dad were overcome by potentially deadly carbon monoxide. their 9-year-old daughter, jayline brandao, grabbed her dad's phone to call 911, but it was locked. she then held the phone up to her father's face. >> what did you tell 911? >> i told them that my mom wasn't breathing, and then they told me the address and they told me if i could talk to anyone. >>scr fi familmbers o were inside the h at the time. still ahead, collision course. why nasa is launching a mission to crash a spacecraft into an asteroid. teroid.
winehouse are hitting the auction block. the dress she wore during her last public performance is estimated to fetch at least $20,000. the singer was found dead in 2011 from accidental alcohol poisoning. parts of the proceeds will go to the amy winehouse foundation which helps young kids build self-esteem. on the cbs "money watch" now, a huge reward is being offered to nab cyber criminals, and there's a mission to target an asteroid. diane king hall is at the new york stock exchange with those stories and more. good morning, diane. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie this morning, stock futures are indicating a flat open as investors await the labor department's october jobs report. meantime, the three major indices ended largely higher yesterday. the dow, the laggard, shed 33, closing lower for the first time in six sessions, while the nasdaq rallied 128 closing at another new record high. and the s&p 500 added 19 points, also a record.
the state department is offering a reward of up to $10 million to help i.d. or locate key players in a russian cyber crime organization. the fbi says the hackers called the dark side pulled off a may hack attack targeting colonial pipeline which caused a days' long shutdown and triggered a spike in gas prices. colonial pipeline said it paid the crooks narly $5 million in bitcoin to regain control. the government recovered nearly half of the ransom. nasa is gearing up to do something that sounds like something you'd see in a movie. the space agency is set to launch a new spacecraft later this month on a mission to crash into an asteroid. the goal is to determine whether the impact of the spacecraft dubbed dart will change the asteroid's course. nasa said the asteroid does not pose a threat to earth. and the national toy hall of fame has some new inductees -- sand which the judging panel called perhaps the most universal and oldest toy in the worl, was honored in a ceremony yesterday.
the other inductees included american girl dolls and the strategy board game "risk." the toys beat out 12 finalists and were recognized for their influence in the toy industry. i don't know, i wish they would take the sand back. >> sand? sand is not a part of the toy industry -- and i nominate snow. >> right? >> exactly, snow. >> i nominate puddles after a rainstorm. i mean, come on. i think we're really extending the definition of a toy here. >> it's true, they've been selling sand in the toy aisles, and i made the mistake of buying some for my kid because i thought it would be better than slime. you know how the kids were into slime. bad decision. bad decision. i had to hide it. >> it's everywhere, right? >> it was. oh, my gosh. i was like, oh! yikes! >> yeah. that's right. we learn the hard way, us moms. diane king hall at the new york stock exchange. sand outside, not in the house. >> right? exactly.
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♪ i still have faith in you i see it now ♪ >> for the first time in almost four decades, abba is out with new music. the swedish supergroup released a new album today called "voyage." the band has sold nearly 400 million records in its career with such hits as "dancing queen" and "take a chance on me." music from "voyage" will be part of the upcoming virtual concerts in london starting in may. it didn't take long for jay-z to get off instagram. the rapper and business mogul deleted his account one day after he made headlines by joining the social media platform. he had almost two million followers in less than 24 hours. jay-z made only one post promoting his new netflix movie "the harder they fall" come he helped produce. his account only followed one person -- his wife, beyonce. and a new zealand couple discovered what could be the world's biggest potato.
they were weeding their garden in august when a hoe hit something huge just below the surface. >> i got the fork and jabbed into it and hoisted it out of the ground. and snapping turtle teeth, what's going on here? what is it? >> i love the way he tells that story. they did not know what it was until they tasted it and found out it was a potato. they weighed it in their garage, and the super spud turned out to be more than 17 pounds. the current record for heaviest potato is about ten pounds. the couple has named the potato doug, and they sometimes wheel it around in a small cart. they're keeping it in a freezer for now but say it might make a nice potato vodka. hmm. coming up on "cbs mornings," actor michael c. hall drops by the times square studio to tell us about the special series "dexter: new blood." i'm anne-marie green. this is the "cbs morning news." "
our top stories this morning -- a new government policy to fight covid-19. it will require at least 84 million americans who are employed at cultures with at least 100 workers to be fully vaccinated against the virus or get tested weekly. it's set to go into effect january 4th, but the rule is already facing pushback from republican leaders. and the house plans to vote today on the bipartisan infrastructure measure and the build-back-better act. right now the social spending plan includes funding for climate change, a child tax credit extension, universal pre-k, and prescription drug cost reform. house speaker nancy pelosi is optimistic the bills will pass.
the new york city marathon is on sunday, and among the 33,000 runners will be a pair of friends with an uncommon bond. naomi ruchim has their story. >> reporter: it takes some grit to train on the streets of new york city. for sara kate gillingham and dave kane this is a celebration of life. >> nice to sit here and smile and laugh about it. it was a very dark time. >> reporter: that dark time dates back more than four years ago when kane was fighting for his life. >> the diagnosis was grim. >> reporter: doctors found cancer in the bile ducts of his liver. he needed a transplant. and when word spread on facebook, his friend gillingham stepped up. >> i don't know. i felt a calling. i felt like i'm in a good position to do this. >> reporter: after a final hug, doctors removed 60% of gillingham's liver and transplanted it to kane. two weeks later, they were smiling, and two years later,
marking their surgical >> sara kate saved my life. that's what's so great about this opportunity to run and to publicize, you know, the incredible, you know, bravery and generosity and love of sara kate and the opportunity to be a donor. >> reporter: on sunday the pair will celebrate their recovery by running the new york city marathon. their race will raise money for the american liver foundation, and they hope it will raise awareness about organ donation. if there's one thing you would want the public to know about being a living donor, what is it? >> i guess it's that it's totally possible to make a bigger impact on the world than you think is possible by doing this. digging deep in yourself to give something that is very scary. >> reporter: gillingham now coaches other donors through the experience and says in saving kane's life she added meaning to her own. naomi ruchim, cbs news, new york.
coming up on "cbs mornings," more on the new york city marathon. we'll meet two runners who were bonded by the tragedy at the surfside condo collapse. we'll show you the new graphic novel "when i grow up" which was inspired by essays written by jewish teenagers in eastern europe before world war ii and the holocaust. and actor michael c. hall to tell us about the special series "dexter: new blood." that's the "cbs morning news" for this friday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great weekend. ♪