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syllables, we did a water color art project. >> reporter: and while it's the first time these kids have had a sub in uniform-- >> that's green, and purple. >> reporter: --they do seem to like their new commanding officer. >> she's a very good teacher and she's very kind. >> reporter: all new substitutes go through a background check and online training course. colonel corona tells us she has a newfound respect for teachers. she calls them real heroes. and norah, we can confirm, the colonel did not forget to give out the homework assignments. >> o'donnell: of course she didn't. all right, kris van cleave, thank you so much. and we learned today that in the last 24 hours, there has been an increased russian buildup of troops on the ukraine border. also, the u.s. military naming the ten u.s. bases where some 8,500 troops are on heightened alert to deploy to eastern europe. cbs's holly williams reports from ukraine's capital of kyiv. >> reporter: the u.s. says the
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ball is now in russia's court. and today, moscow continued its buildup near ukraine's northern boarder in belarus for what it says are military drills. russia is demanding security guarantees, including the rolling back of n.a.t.o. forces from eastern europe, and a ban on ukraine joining the alliance. the u.s. and its n.a.t.o. allies say they cannot agree to either. the american ambassador to russia hand-delivered a written response yesterday. today, the kremlin said the u.s. had not addressed its main concerns, and likened the current situation to the cold war. ukraine has lived with russian aggression for years. these essential services employees are getting military training. an these school children in the capital, kyiv, are learning about bomb threats.
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at st. michael's golden-domed monastery, the faithful have been worshipping for over 900 years. at this early-morning service, some ukrainians told us they were praying for peace. "i hope god talks sense into russia," said this woman, and this 60-year-old man told us he'll willingly to take up arms to defend his country. >> o'donnell: and holly williams joins us now from kyiv. so holly, what are we learning about president biden's call with ukraine's president today? >> reporter: well, norah, a source tells cbs news tonight that ukraine's president, volodymyr zelensky, asked the u.s. to dial back its rhetoric on an "imminent invasion," because he does not want panic here in ukraine. >> o'donnell: holly williams with that new reporting. thank you. >> the cbs over night news will be right back.
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but putting steaks on plates has gotten more difficult, with 87% of the west currently in at least moderate drought. >> in a typical year, you can run about one cow per 40 acres. in a drought year like this, it's more like one to 100. >> reporter: industry analysts say a majority of california ranchers have had to sell at least some of their cattle because of the drought. but on a ranch in winkelman, arizona, one cattlemanerisgr'm without killthe ea >>ter: lgdon h ay engi, is n trying to engineer-- (çow moos) >> reporter: --a breed of cow better suited for the drought-ravaged west. >> these are the brahmas. they have a hump, and that's part of their water storage characteristic. >> reporter: almost like a camel? his goal is to breed brahmas with herefords, an english variety that's proven to be climate-adaptable while producing quality beef products.
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the result? >> when these two cattle cross, we're going to be creating a hybrid animal-- they're going to be a more drought-resistant and a better animal for an arid part of the world. >> reporter: so they can produce food while consuming less. >> yes. >> reporter: the success of this cross-breeding will take years to measure. back in california, sinton took us on horseback to see his family's plan b. >> the vineyard is a great source of revenue, and it's a low user of water. >> reporter: in 1972, sinton's grandfather set aside 120 acres to grow and sell grapes to wine-makers. today, the family produces their own. >> this is a 2019. >> reporter: it's delicious. do you ever see your plan b taking over your plan a? >> no, because the purpose of plan b is to generate revenue to sustain plan a. >> reporter: ranching in america has always been a profession of faith... >> we're stewards of the land.
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aman w what happens with lives d the rth? >> reporter: for "eye on america," jonathan vigliotti, cbs news, paso robles, california. >> o'donnell: well, there's still much more news ahead on tonight's "cbs evening news." team u.s.a. members take off for beijing, with the winter games now just days away. and, kansas city chiefs fans give new meaning to the phrase "good sports."
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o'donnell: much of team u.s.a. is on its way to beijing for the olympics. a delta airlines charter took off from l.a.x. with about 100 athletes on board. remaining team members are going to leave over the next few days. usually, these u.s. olympic teams don't travel together in large numbers, but-- yep-- the charter was in response to those covid restrictions. andwe wish them the best. all right, a story of american kindness and good sportsmanship. fans of the kansas city chiefs are donating in honor of the buffalo bills and quarterback josh allen. after last week's nail-biting playoff win over the chiefs-- bills, rather-- chiefs fans started donating money to a buffalo children's hospital. so far, kansas city fans have donated more than $300,000. how great is that? don't you love that? all right, up next, a holocaust survivor's use of social media to reach the next generation.
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>> o'donnell: today marks 77 years since the liberation of auschwitz, and that's why we mark holocaust remembrance day, to make sure that the world never forgets. cbs's charlie d'agata introduces us tonight to a 98-year-old auschwitz survivor who is sharing her story with the younger generation, thanks to her great-grandson and tiktok. >> reporter: at 98 years old, lily ebert is not your typical tiktok star. yet, she's got 1.6 million followers and 23 million likes, sharing stories of how she >>n auschwitz, were t afraidf d. you were afrd to live. predfor ife, one
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thing is sure, i will tell my story. >> reporter: her story begins with watching her mother, brother, and a sister taken away to the gas chambers the moment they arrived in auschwitz. >> hello, tiktok! >> reporter: taking it to tiktok was a mission she and her 18-year-old great-grandson dov came up with during lockdown. >> so i said to my great-grandmother, if they can go viral for dancing, why can't we go viral for sharing these really important messages? >> reporter: they were right. >> my number is a-10572. >> reporter: that video alone got more than 20 million views. by reaching out to the tiktok generation, lily has kept that lifetime promise alive. >> i thought, single-handedly, i will tell my story and i will change the world.
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over night news for this hour. follow us online and any time on reporting from the nation's capitol, i am norah o'donell. we begin with a developing news in houston, a suspect is in custody following a city wide manhunt after he shot three houston officers. police responded tod a family d disturbance. president biden will make remarks on strengthening supply chains and creating more union jobs. speaking of this steel city, ben roethlisberger announced he's retiring, the 39-year-old mo passi yards
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history.fonews dowd on your cell phone. cbs news, new york. >> o'donnell: tonight, making history. president biden promises to nominate the first black woman to the nation's highest court by the end of february. supreme court justice stephen breyer at the white house today, handing in his letter of resignation.
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cbs' ed o'keefe joins us now from the white house. good evening, ed. >> reporter: good evening norah. the president said today he pans to make his choice by the end of february, but as a former chairman of the senate judiciary committee and a vice president who once helped interview supreme court nominees, he has been preparing for this moment for decades. president biden today, flanked by retiring supreme court justice stephen breyer, says he's already reviewing potential choices to succeed him. >> the person i will nominate will be someone of extraordinary qualifications, character, experience, and integrity, and that person will be the first black woman ever nominated to the united states supreme court. it's long overdue, in my view. >> reporter: cbs news has learned top contenders include federal appeals court judge ketanji brown jackson, a harvard law school graduate and former clerk for breyer, who spoke about that experience in 2017. >> it was an incredible experience just to be in the room while the justice grappled with some of the most difficult and consequential legal issues
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of the day. >> reporter: another candidate, california supreme court justice leandra kruger, a yale law school graduate, placed on the court with the help of then-california attorney general kamala harris. and federal judge michelle childs, a university of south carolina law school graduate, backed by the state's senior congressman jim clyburn, who said a non-ivy league background would be refreshing. >> i am very, very concerned that we take on this elitest kind of atmosphere, when we pretend that the only way you can demonstrate listed qualifications is to go to certain schools. >> reporter: celebrating justice breyer today, the president reminisced about sharing his confirmation hearing in 1994, saying he had high hopes then... >> and he's exceeded those hopes in every possible way. >> reporter: breyer says he's stepping down, optimistic about the future of what he called "the american experiment."
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>> my grandchildren and their children, they'll determine whether the experiment still works. and of course, i am an optimist, and i'm pretty sure it will. >> reporter: so, once the president makes his pick, the democratic-controlled senate is vowing to quickly confirm her, and barring some unforeseen circumstance, mr. biden's nominee, at least for now, is all but assured to be confirmed. norah. >> o'donnell: all right, ed o'keefe, thank you. well, we want to turn now to the powerful winter storm moving along the eastern seaboard. cities are bracing for blizzard conditions and hurricane-force wind gusts that could knock out power to millions. cbs's lonnie quinn joins us now. good evening, lonnie. >> good evening, norah. you're right, the seaboard is preparing for a big storm, but right now, it's not there. if you look at the radar picture, a little bit of snow, like around kentucky, but i showed you yesterday where we believe this is going to emerge somewhere off the coast of the southeast, and was going to travel offshore, affecting the big coastal cities. 70% chance it stayed offshore, there was a 30% chance it could come closer to shore, and put
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bigger numbers for the bigger, more inland cities. but today, the best projection is, it's going to kind of split the difference. so let me show you how that looks on the computer models. you put this into motion and you're going to see that it ramps up all the while, once it hits that energy from the atlantic ocean. so by the time you get to 1:00 on saturday, you've got heavy snow coming down, 2 inches an hour, anywhere from boston to the east end of long island. and the snow totals are looking like this-- not a big change from where we were yesterday: philadelphia, 3 inches; new york city, around 6 inches or so, hartford, a foot or more, and in boston-- south of boston, two feet or more. and if you think the northerners can escape to florida for warmth or get away from the storm? they'll escape the storm, but it's 31 sunday morning in orlando, sub-freezing around disney world. that's the way we see it, norah. it's all yours. >> o'donnell: lonnie quinn, thank you. we have some breaking news out of houston. police captured a suspect tonight, following a citywide manhunt, after he allegedly shot three houston officers. the officers were taken to an area hospital, in stable condition.
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and in new york, 22-year-old n.y.p.d. officer jason rivera received a hero's farewell today. a procession for the officer, killed while answering a domestic disturbance call, wound through the city, ending at st. patricks cathedral for his wake. here's cbs's elaine quijano. >> reporter: he was a rookie in all saluted, as the casket of officer jason rivera was carried inside st. patricks cathedral. >> i felt so bad. it's so sad. so young. >> reporter: the wake comes after an emotional vigil held last night, where officer rivera and his partner wilbert mora were remembered by their brothers in blue. >> sorry for not being there.
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>> reporter: rivera was the son of dominican immigrants, and he joined the n.y.p.d. in 2020, calling it the "greatest police force in the world." he'd hoped by serving he could help ease tensions between the community and police. >> when he was a little boy, he'd say "i want to take care of the people," and that's why he wanted to be a police. >> reporter: on friday, rivera and mora were shot while responding to a domestic violence call. rivera died that night. mora, who was 27, died four days later. nationwide last year, gunshots killed 61 officers in the line of duty, a 36% increase from 2020. >> it really hurts. >> reporter: carmen quinones, the mother of a n.y.p.d. officer herself, says she's familiar with the fear. >> every day, you know, you're holding your breath, that you don't know if your kid is going to come through that door. every freakin' day. >> reporter: now, rivera's wife faces profound loss. onlineshote, "i love you >> the cbs over night news will be right back.
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thanks for staying with us, a federal vaccine mandate is in effect for healthcare workers in about half of the country. the mandate kicked in on thursday, covers hospitals, medical facilities and nursing homes that take part in federal medicare or medicaid program. some welcomes the move and others fear it could make staffing issues work. the teachers shortage is so profound, schools are taking extraordinary measures. here is kris van cleave.
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a covid call to duty is sending new mexico guard suzanne corona, back to class. >> what made you put your hahns up top say i will go through the training and i will be a substitute teacher. >> it is the need. >> reporter: the estancia school district serves a rural community of about 1,800. all available substitutes are coving for staff out sick, or are sick themselves.
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>> reporter: superintendent cindy sims says the covid surge hit estancia harder than ever. >> we've lost parents of students in our school-- i'm sorry. we've lost spouses of our staff. we've lost grandparents. >> reporter: new mexico has seen over 22,000 new covid cases since the weekend, forcing about 60 school districts and charter schools to switch to virtual learning. the governor not only brought in the guard-- she did double duty, too, by teaching kindergarten in santa fe. >> we did math, we learned about syllables, we did a water color art project. >> reporter: and while it's the first time these kids have had a sub in uniform-- >> that's green, and purple. >> reporter: --they do seem to like their new commanding officer. >> she's a very good teacher and she's very kind. >> reporter: all new substitutes
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go through a background check and online training course. colonel corona tells us she has a newfound respect for teachers. she calls them real heroes. and norah, we can confirm, the colonel did not forget to give out the homework assignments. tensions remained high between russia and -- the u.s. rejencted russia's main demand. russia continues a massive build-up outside ukraine's border. holly williams reports from the
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ukrainian capitol. more drills yesterday. the american ambassador to russia hand-delivered a written response yesterday. today, the kremlin said the u.s. had not addressed its main concerns, and likened the current situation to the cold war.
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di discussions around the world of surging net capacity. the golden dome in kyiv where the faithfuls have worshipped for over 900 years. some ukrainians told us they're praying for peace. this woman says she hopes god will talk some esense into russia. the u.s. said the ball is in russia's court. russia's main concerns have not been addressed by the tu.s. the current situation is r reminiscent by the cold war.
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one survivor has found a new way to make sure no one will ever forget. she was 20 years old when she was taken. now she's sharing her story on tiktok. here is cbs' charlie dagata. >> reporter: at 98, lily may be the oldest influencer on tiktok. >> hello tiktok. she's gained more than 1.6 million followers, 23 million likes. >> reporter: largely by sharing
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stories how she survived the holocaust. in auschwitz, you were not afraid of death, you were afraid to live. i promise myself how long i will be alive and what i will do in life, one thing i will tell my story. >> reporter: the story she tells is hard to hear. when she arrived at age 20, guards took away lily's mother, her brother and one of her sisters and her worst nightmare, she could not imagined why. s >> what really happened and all of that, the moment you would not think of.
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something like that can happen. >> they war taken away to the gas chambers that afternoon. >> hello tiktok. >> reporter: sharing her story with the tiktok audience was a mission her and her 18-year-old great grandson started during te lockdown. >> i said to my great grandma, why can't we share these great messages. >> reporter: if you thought the horror of holocaust may not be popular for a platform that's known for cute kittens and stupid stunts and dance offs, you would be wrong. >> reporter: it pretty soon went viral with tens of millions of views. young people wanted to know more about lily and her survival
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story. >> my number is 810572. that video alone got more than 20 million views. one story line had followers intrigued. >> afshe talked to an american wo wrote a message on a german bank note. he wrote me good life. of course that got social media guru thinking. >> i remember i was talking to my great grandmother that i was able to find it 24 hours. i posted it and within eight hours, i had 800,000 notifications and we were able to find the soldier. >> from brooklyn, he passed away
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but they set up zoom with the son's soldier. i looked at the bank note, it said something like good luck and happiness and there was my father's hebrew name. >> that must have given you the chills? >> it did. after i realized my distrust and realized something real is going on, it really gave me the chills. >> people who changed my life with a gesture and a sentence or a note. that's what my dad did. >> they even met boris johnson at downing street. in reaching out to the tiktok generation, lily has kept a lifetime promise alive.
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>> i thought single-handledly that i will tell my story and change the world. >> you promised yourself. and now, whatever i have done have changed the world. >> one tiktok at a time. rom cbsings london. >> the cbs over night news will be right back.
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here is cbs' lil liliano ciliano. >> i just saw my parents working as workers. i never thought i could have my own business and making beautiful clothes. she spent her younger years in compton just like serena williams. she's the first salvadorian to show her passion.
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>> i want to do something that empowers the community and lets the ones who are silent be heard through me. >> what does it do to people to be seen? >> it is empowering to let people know to be proud where they come from. >> ther mother also works alongside and now created lines for men, who recently died from covid. celebrating her family in culture. the most important threads in her life. with everything in my life when things are hard, i try to see the bright side. >> like for my dad. >> cbs news, beverly hills. that's the over night news for this friday. reporting from the nation's capitol. i am katherine herrigde.
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i am ton hanson. a three houston officers shot, police responded to a disturbance. their injuries are non-life threatening. president biden will visit pittsburgh. the president will also make remarks on strengthening supply chains and create more union jobs. speaking of city, after 18 seasons, qb ben roethlisberger announced he's retiring. the 39 years old finishes his career with two super bowl wins and the fifth most passing yards
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in nfl history. for more news, download our cbs news app on your cell phone or connected tv. i am tom hanson, cbs news, new york. it's friday, january 28th, 2022. this is the "cbs morning news." bearing down. a powerful winter storm is targeting the northeast, as millions of people brace for heavy snow, strong winds and freezing temperatures. dramatic shootout. a suspect wounds three houston police officers and steals a car. how a tense standoff ended overnight. ukraine's pushback. the country's president tells the u.s. to dial down the rhetoric, even as russia carries out more drills ahead of a possible invasion. good morning and good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. this morning, tens of millions


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