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this is the "cbs weekend news." from new york, here's jericka duncan. >> o'donnell: good evening and thanks for joining us tonight. president biden begins the week with the celebration. he's expected to sign the $1 trillion bill aimed at rebuilding and improving the country's infrastructure. mr. biden was -- today tas the president returned to the white house from camp david trouble is brewing and in part due to rising economic discontent.
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cbs's christina ruffini is at the white house to break down some of those concerns. good evening, christina. good evening, jericka. when you look at the economy as a hole, some of the nurse are strong. unemployment is down, americans have more money in their checking accounts on average than they did before the pandemic and the stock market is up. the problem is so is the price of, well, almost everything else. >> with eare seeing some brothers-based price increases. >> reporter: in an interview on nays the nation, treasury secretary janl yellen said covid caused a seismic shift in the way americans spend their money leading to shortage. >> there's an economic cost and the americans feel it. >> reporter: the consumer price index which tracks the cost of everyday items from eggs to pickup trucks jumped 6.2% in the last year, and speaking of eggs, they're up about 12%. so are cars and trucks. a new one will run nearly 10% more. and a used one, 26%.
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brian deese, head of the u.s. nick council said the democrats build back better plan will help stabilize the economy. >> this bill is actually going to address the core cost american families are facing. >> reporter: republicans disagree. >> every republican opposes this boondoggle. >> reporter: a new poll out today shows most americans support the spending measure as well as the $1.2 trillion transportation bill. but 70% say the economy is in bad shape, and only 39% approve of the way president biden is handling it. >> christina, also making news in the weekend in d.c. is steve bannon is it expected to turn himself in for contempt of congress. what more do we know. >> reporter: cbs learnedbahnen is expected to self report to aday see court tomorrow and will likely be released on his own
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recognizance. members of the january 6th investigative committee hopes this will prompt othert withs to cooperate. president trump called the charges a subversion of justice. jericka. >> christina ruffini at the white house for us, thank you. turning to the latest on covid, the number of cases across this country is going up. going in the wrong direction, infections are rising again after two months of declines. we get more tonight from cbs's lilia luciano in los angeles. good evening. >> reporter: good evening, jericka. holizations are also going up out here in the west and there's increased concerns about waiting immunity that older vaccines may not be as effective in slowing the spread. >> crowds are enjoying the outdoors in los angeles today but, for the first time in two months, covid cases are rising again across the country with thanksgiving fast approaching. >> we're going to see a post holiday spike, no question. people are exhausted now but we need to remain vigilant.
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>> reporter: covid is a hot vaccination rate. governor jared policy is enjoying other state liters include california and new mexico to ignore federal recommendations make booster shots available to all adults. >> i have been f frustrated with the convoluted messaging, everybody should get boosters. >> reporter: some states are extending shots in arms with children. outside sacramento. parent brought kids to a drive-through clinic. >> it is very important, he stay safe. >> reporter: today, brazil edged past the united states in vaccinations. 60% of brazillians are fully vaccinated compared to 59% of americans. at lincoln zoo, covid is blamed in the deaths of three rare snow leopards. two infected tigers recovered. experts say the boosters are important because they could increase the effectiveness of an
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older vaccine from 50% to 95%. jericka. >> lilia luciano for us in los angeles. with infections surging in europe, austria today took a drastic measure and imposed a nationwide lockdown on unvaccinated citizens. the restrictions sparked protests in vienna. people without shots can only leave home for work or to die food. that they leave, they face fines. there are new health concerns tonight about queen elizabeth. today the 95-year-old monarch missed one to have the most dates on her calendar, a service honoring britain's war dead. cbs's elizabeth palmer is in london with the latest. >> reporter: at sunday's remembrance day ceremony commemorating military deaths since world war i, prince charles was among the dignitaries. and so was his son, prince william. but conspicuously absent from the balcony where today royal wives stood was the queen.
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it's only the seventh time she's missed this solemn ritual in 70 years. since her own days serving in world war ii, as an ambulance driver. >> in the past, she was absent only because she was either pregnant or traveling. today, says the palace, she missed the ceremony with regret because she had sprained her back. queen elizabeth remains remarkably active, but she is 95. recently, she has been using a walking stick, and, in october, spent a night in hospital for what the doctors called tests. the nation had been gradually getting used to the idea that other royals would be taking over some official duties while the queen, like many of us, figured out zoom and worked from home. >> i'm very glad to have a chance to see you, if for only mechanically this morning.
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>> reporter: just a couple of weeks ago as the u.k. prepared to host the historic cop 26 climate conference, the queen changed her mind about attending in person. >> when nations come together in common cause, there is always room for hope. >> reporter: and sent a video message, instead. buckingham palace is discreet on the queen's health, but the mood music around her absence from today's ceremony suggests there is nothing to worry about. jericka. >> elizabeth palmer reporting, thank you. japan's princess arrived in new york city after leaving the royal family for a new life. mako arrived at j.f.k. with her husband kei komuro, the speed heaforts wed last month and plan to live in new york. female family members forfeit their status when marrying a
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neinformation about a dark chapter in american history. researchers identified 102 native american children who died at a government run boarding school in a nebraska in the 1800s. ground penetrating radar is used to locate the cemetery on the grounds. to kenosha, wisconsin where closing arguments are expected tomorrow in the murder trial of kyle kyle, it's been underway for two weeks in a town still rebuilding after last year's protest and violence. cbs's charlie demar is there. >> we rest. >> reporter: after a two-week trial including an emotional day a with kyle rittenhouse on the stand in his own defense, the jury gets the case monday. scott carpenter is still putting his life back together. his furniture store in the family four decades was burned to the ground during the unrest
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15 months ago. >> the front door, that was one of the front doors. at that point in time, you want to look and cry and say inl done, i'm not doing this again. but you know in your heart that you've got to. . i'm committed to helping kenosha rebuild. >> reporter: president trump met with carpenter during his tour of the destruction and promised to help rebuild and joe biden came, too. but when they left, the damage physical and emotional lingered. carpet reopened a few miles from his original downtown store. his focus is on a verdict and what comes next. >> i am concerned and i hope we learned something from that not to let the protests get out of control and turn into rioting. >> i think that a lot of people here in gauche are tired. >> reporter: wes west was one of the thousands who took to the streets after jacob blake was shot and paralyzed by a police
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officer. he offers this advice to his hometown. >> hope for the west, expect the worst and think of it that way. so■ that way we don't have to have and/or repeat any other angry reactions. >> reporter: a tall ask when so many are focused upon the outcome in kenosha. charlie demar, cbs news, kenosha, wisconsin. >> straight ahead on the cbs news weekend news, when this year's cranberry crop is bogged down by climate change. and how some people are making it big in an untraditional way. later brig hope in music to a flood ravaged tennessee town. stay with us.
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a thanksgiving day staple could be missing from your holiday dinner table this year. or tonight's weekend journaln sarah wroblewski wbz in boston shows us what's threatening the crop. >> reporter: cranberries, one of new england's native and quintessential crops now facing real weather challenges in a warming climate. it's noticeable to third generation cranberry farmer donm fernandes as he looks to the harvest with hopes that this year will be better than last. >> last year this time, in august, many weren't sure we had enough water to flood our bogs, and one year late we are are deluged with water. >> reporter: a lot of love and neighbor that goes into growing this tiny little fruit. even though it's a new england native crop, there are challenges in massac growing cranberries. >> the crop is substantially down in massachusetts, directly related to the fact that we had
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a -- almost a record amount of rainfall. >> reporter: fungus, insects and other challenges arise as our climate continues to warm and more extreme rain events are likely to occur. wild swings in temperatures can also be problematic. >> it's one thing to adapt to trends as a wet -- the weather changes, but what's really difficult to adapt to is the fluctuations that we're seeing both in temperature and moisture. >> reporter: tim to how leaves change color with the cooler nights autumn, so does the cranberry. this year boston didn't dip below 50 degrees till october 18th, making it the latest on record. but it was also the extreme heat we experienced in june that impacted the crop with multiple days above 90 degrees. even the nickname busy bees weren't so busy. >> we didn't get the poll nation from the migratory bees,
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directly related to how hot it's been. that's been an issue off and on over the last few years. >> reporter: despite the challenges mother nature has thrown his way, dom is hopeful cranberry farming will be in massachusetts for generations to come. >> my fear is as we warm, cranberries, the industry may shift more and more to the north. we'll see how adaptable these violence are. >> reporter: sarah wroblewski, cbs news in kingston, massachusetts. >> duncan: ahead on the "cbs weekend news" news, a youtube star shares her passion for success.
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>> duncan: if you think of youtube as just a place to share and watch videos, think again. the web site helped to launch thousands of small businessest. >> i love sewing. i really enjoyed it as a
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teenager. >> duncan: mimi g's videos have been life changing. >> i ran away from home when i was 15. it's hard to sew when you're homeless. >> reporter: not only for the people learning from her but the 45-year-old sewer herself. >> 2012, i remember having a conversation with my then husband and he said, why don't you film it. it was so grainy and fuzzy, you could hardly see, but people loved it. >> duncan: based in atlanta, she has over 300,000 youtube subscribers a retail fabric business and sewing cay. in 2007 youtube shared revenue with "creators" exploding the video platform into the titan it is today. its model copied by other popular sites. >> if you want go start monetizing on youtube, it's the level of audience has to be somewhere around 1,000
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subscribers and 4,000 hours. when you reach that threshold you're added for time and assisting basis you will receive an invitation from youtube most likely about joining the department program. >> duncan: a study claims the platform's ecosystem pumped $16 billion into the economy and created nearly 350,000 full-time jobs which could make youtube creators the 12th largest employer in the united states. >> from someone who was homeless and panhandling to feet their kid, to having my own home, a car, taking care of my mother, that's important to me that i'm able to provide for them. .>> duncan: the money comes from a large place of advertisements for your youtube video is a big one but like mimi, you can also promote your business. he robbed a bank, disape ery has been solved.
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>> duncan: one of the country's most wanted funeraltives has been found after a 52-year chase. ted conrad was a 20-year-old teller when he stashed $215,000 in a paper bag and walked out of the cleveland bank back in 1969. what he stole back then would be worth $1.7 million today. investigators say he had a family of his own living in massachusetts, but died this past may. as for the money, it's long gone. >> he was literally the man living next door who nobody really knew. >> duncan: conrad declared bankruptcy in 2014. when we come back, country music superstar vince gill brings back the band. #
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>> duncan: we end tonight's broadcast with how a country music legend allowed a small-town band to play once again. mark strassmann has the story. >> reporter: if music is a gift, what do you call this delivery? 40 boxed-up band instruments, all shiny and new, all donated. waverly, tennessee has a new struggle, the good kind -- finding the right word for this $100,000 surprise. >> it was certainly a tremendous, unseen -- >> blessing. that was coming. >> reporter: on august 22, rain wool lopped waverly, up to 17 inches in 17 inches in humhreys county in eight hours. >> you can see the water and the junior high sign right above it. >> reporter: joseph bullington is the band director for the olnior and sign yore h
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ta >> they were completely submerged in the toxic water. >> reporter: in waverly's calamity, replacing instruments was low priority except to the band kids. they lost their homes, instruments, everything. >> the water came in and the neighbor's house, foundation, our house, we had to climb through a window. >> reporter: harmony sanders. i'm living with my aunt. >> reporter: a seventh grader sleeping in a borrowed bed playing a borrowed clarinet. >> it doesn't have the same good vibe i had from my old one. >> reporter: for better vibes, enter vince gill. >> you just sit there and shake your head and say, well, here we go again. what can we do to help out. we have a surprise for them. we'll be able to donate all these instruments. >> reporter: at the school assembly, students leard about the donation from khs who partnered with the cma
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foundation. >> this is a place where everybody knows everybody. >> reporter: where one person is hurting, everybody hurts. >> sure. i feel like we should be like this all the time. that's my dream. let's not just be kind when somebody's struggling, let's just be kind. >> reporter: a kindness harmony sees as special. >> everybody can just be happier now and have less weight on their shoulders. >> reporter: waverly still stares at a long recovery but, in this moment, the music kids knew what to do, strike up the band. mark strassmann, waverly, tennessee. up. >> duncan: and what a great note to end on. that's the "cbs weekend news." i'm jericka duncan. thanks for watching. have a great singh. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org
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live from the cbsn bay area studios, this is kpix 5 news . we have never experienced anything like this in a long time. >> a community shaken after a vandal targets san francisco's oldest smock and why the attack is a different meeting to the community. >> we're live at the scene of a neighborhood bear standoff. the bear won't budge and now that the sun has gone down, what will he do next? >> i'm spending easily over 800 or $900 every month on gas. >> if you didn't think the pain at the pump could get worse, think again. gas pr ights d new rds. od eving and thank you for joining us. we start tonight with an act of vandalism at the oldest mosque in san francisco.
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>>li frcisco with the investigation and how the community is reacting. >> reporter: you can understand why members of this mosque are still on edge tonight two days later, and you still have this reminder of what happened to this window taped up with the damage still there. we are told this is extremely rare. those who have been coming here for decades say they can't think of another time like this since 9/11. >> reporter: fridays are always eventful for the islamic center of san francisco. members fill the mosque for prayers throughout the day, but last friday night and unwanted visitor late in the evening, somebody came by and threw a beer bottle at the window, spilling alcohol inside and spreading shattered glass on the floor. the suspect can be seen on surveillance video

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