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dollars more than the first film. i' it's monday, july 11th, 2022. this is the "cbs morning news." >> my ultimate goal is to reinstate roe v. wade. >> the battle over abortion rights. president biden's comments on the heated issue and his message to americans after another weekend of protests. insurrection investigation. washington is bracing for tomorrow's hearing on the january 6th capitol attack. the key white house meeting that lawmakers will focus on. mask mandates returning? new covid cases surge across the country with a more contagious subvariant. why one expert calls it a controllable situation. good morning, and good to be with you.
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i'm anne-marie green. we begin with new developments in the nationwide debate over abortion rights. pesident biden said that he may deliver a public health emergency to free up federal resources to promote abortion access. he also called on americans to keep protesting following the supreme court's decision to overturn roe v. wade last month. bradley blackburn is in new york with the latest. bradley, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the president has already signed an executive order aimed at protecting abortion rights, but advocates want him to go further. the pressure is growing on the white house as protests continue across the country. [ chants ] in downtown st. louis, abortion rights protesters poured on to a highway, completely shutting down traffic for about 15 minutes. >> i am no longer going to sit down and let the government tell me how my body should be run. >> we need it legal so abortions can be safe. >> reporter: advocates for abortion rights took to the streets around the nation this weekend from d.c. to l.a. and many places in between like this
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reproductive freedom rally in iowa. >> you can't just as old white men make the rules over our bodies. we are going to fight back, and that everybody should care. everybody should know their rights. >> reporter: on a bike ride near his beach house in delaware sunday, president biden spoke briefly about his efforts on abortion. >> we can do a lot of things to accommodate the rights of women in the meantime. >> reporter: the president said his administration is looking at a number of responses to the supreme court's decision including a public health emergency declaration to free up federal resources. he said he's asking officials whether he has the authority to do that and what the impact would be. >> my ultimate goal is to reinstate roe v. wade as a national law by passing it in the united states congress. i'll sign it the moment that happens. >> reporter: the president also offered a message to those who oppose the supreme court ruling -- he said keep protesting. but clearly the president's other message to protesters is that his powers are limited in
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this situation. white house officials have acknowledged that declaring a public health emergency wouldn't actually free up that much money or give them significant new legal authority on abortion. anne-marie? >> bradley blackburn in new york. thank you very much. former white house strategist steve bannon now says he is willing to testify before the january 6th committee. the close ally of former president trump is facing criminal charges for defying a congressional subpoena. lawmakers say they learned of bannon's aboutface in a letter from his lawyer saturday. on "face the nation," jamie raskin said tomorrow's hearing will prove trump orchestrated the capitol attack to overthrow the election. and raskin said that there's new information about a key white house meeting before january 6th. >> the group of lawyers, of outside lawyers who have been denominated team crazy by people in and around the white house came in to try to urge several
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new courses of action including the seizure of voting machines around the country. >> you can watch tomorrow's january 6th hearing starting at 1:00 p.m. here on cbs news and the cbs news streaming platform. president biden will mark the passage of the landmark gun-control bill at the white house today. the president signed the bill the law at the end of june after deadly mass shootings in uvalde, texas, and buffalo, new york. it is the first major gun safety bill passed by congress in nearly 30 years. the law expands background checks, encourages states to pass red flag laws, and tries to limit purchases by people convicted of assaulting a dating partner. families of shooting victims are expected to attend. and breaking overnight, majority leader chuck schumer has tested positive for covid. a spokesperson said the top-ranking democrat is experiencing very mild symptoms. the 71-year-old is fully vaccinated and has received two
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booster shots. his positive results come as covid cases surge nationwide, though. here's danya bacchus. >> reporter: crowds in los angeles are showing few signs of covid precautions as a rise in cases fueled by the most contagious subvariant could soon trigger the return of indoor mask mandates. nationwide ba.5 is responsible for more than half of all new cases. cbs news medical contributor dr. david agus says a prior infection may not stop this strain. >> if you had omicron a couple of weeks ago, you can get reinfected now. >> reporter: do you think americans are still taking this virus seriously? >> americans have moved on from covid-19. the problem is, covid-19 hasn't moved on from america. >> reporter: nearly 60% of the population is living in a hay or medium covid-risk area. thrt comes summe travel hits pre-pandemic levels. >> we look at the numbers compared to a year ago. where are we? >> some aspects we're much better, some aspects we've not. the hard part is
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we don't have good numbers. >> reporter: moderna had to throw away 30 million doses, the best weapon against another deadly covid wave. >> we're in a controllable situation. that's good. that's partly because of vaccines. we have to get better at a booster campaign. that is very, very clear. in some certain circumstances we may have to change behavior by wearing masks and other things. >> reporter: updated vaccine was pfizer and moderna are expected in october. dr. agus says we're going to need periodic booster shots to give us greater protection against future variants. danya bacchus, cbs, los angeles. secretary of state antony blinken traveled to japan to offer condolences over the assassination of former leader shinzo abe. blinken paid his respects and praised abe's work to strengthen the u.s.-japan alliance and offered condolences on behalf of president biden and the american
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people. >> i shared with our japanese colleagues the sense of loss, the sense of shock that we all feel, the american people feel, at this horrific tragedy and killing. >> abe was shot and killed at a campaign event friday. he was japan's longest serving prime minister before stepping down in 2020. a wildfire is burning out of control in california, and it's threatening some of yosemite's iconic giant sequoias. the washburn fire has more than doubled in size in one day and burned more than three square miles. so far there are no reports of serious damage to the sequoias, though. campers and residents were ordered to leave. temperatures are expected to soar into the 90s, and the cause of the fire is under investigation. in utah, crews battling the halfway hill fire are facing heavy winds. it's burned more than 12 square miles in the middle of the state. authorities believe the fire was caused by an abandoned camp fire.
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four men were arrested. turning now to the war in ukraine, and officials there say at least 15 people were killed by a russian rocket that hit an apartment building in eastern ukraine on saturday. 20 people are still thought to be trapped in the ruins. dozens of emergency workers are combing through the rubble looking for survivors. it's the latest deadly russian attack taking the lives of ukrainian civilians. russia has claimed it's hitting only military targets. coming up, a frightening scene on the tarmac. why smoke was coming from a passenger plane as it landed in atlanta. and later, hammer time. we're going to show you the latest marvel superhero to rule the box office. this is the "cbs morning news." this is the "cbs morning news." want more from your vitamins? get more with nature's bounty. from the first-ever triple action sleep supplement. to daily digestive support. to more wellness solutions every day. get more with nature's bounty.
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texas lawmakers' questions about the mass shooting that left 21 dead including 19 children. the testimony comes after a report was released last week highlighting deficiencies in police response. thousands of people are running with the bulls, and there was a scary landing at atlanta's airport. those are some of the headlines on the "morning newsstand." "atlanta journal constitution" reports on a fire on a spirit airlines plane as it touched down over the weekend. in this video you can see a large cloud of smoke coming from one of the plane's brakes. officials say that the brakes in the landing gear overheated and ignited as the plane touched down at hartsfield-jackson atlanta international airport. the plane was coming from tampa. no one was hurt, and firefighters put out the flames quickly. no other flights were impacted. the "associated press" says runners in pamplona avoided being gored by bulls for a fourth day.
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four spanish men had to be hospitalized after injuries. thousands come from all over the world to risk injury for the thrill of the run. >> it was exhilarating. there's nothing quite like it. nothing can prepare you for it. you run up the street, and everybody -- crowds coming up. and you hear a clip-clop and you look and there's a massive bull beside you. it is absolutely terrifying but exhilarating. >> this is the first running of the bulls since 2019 thanks to the pandemic. eight people were gored that year. and "the washington post" says russia's new and alternative option to mcdonald's fast food is facing a french fry shortage. the real mcdonald's left russia in protest in may after moscow invaded ukraine. the replacement chain is now limiting the amount of fries it sells because it's been unable to get enough potatoes. russia had a poor harvest, and sanctions and supply chain issues have limited how much it can import. fries are expected to return full in the fall after the next potato harvest.
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all-star starter by the wnba, a league mvp, and wnba champion from the phoenix mercury, brittney griner! [ cheers ] >> brittney griner was named an honorary all-star starter, and every player wore a jersey with her name and number during the second half. as we've reported, griner has pled guilty to drug possession charges in russia and faces a decade behind bars. she's been detained since february. meanwhile, across the pond, novak djokovic continues to dominate at wimbledon. the 35-year-old beat nick kyrgios in four sets to claim his fourth straight wimbledon title and seventh overnight. -- overnight. the win gives him 21 majors, just one behind rafael nadal's record of 22. >> i lost words for what this tournament, what this trophy means to me, to my team, to my family. i've said this many times, it's always -- always has been and will be the most special tournament in my heart, the one
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that motivated me, inspired me to start playing tennis. >> on the women's side, it was a first-ever grand slam win for 23-year-old elena rybakina. interestingly, this was the first wimbledon women's final since 1962 where both players were appearing in a grand slam final for the first time. and pakistan's latest social media star is a baby goat. all kidding aside -- simba has thousands of followers on line thanks to his 22-inch-long ears. his owner says that his ears have not stopped growing since he was born last month. he's fed a diet of milk three times a day. simba's owner has reached out to the guinness world records, but it's unclear if there's an actual category for this. coming up on "cbs mornings," actress cameron diaz talks with dana jacobson about returning to the big screen after taking a break from acting. i'm anne-marie green. this is the "cbs morning news." "
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right now on kpix 5 news at 5:00 a.m. the uphill battle to contain an ex-employeding wildfire. with the fires burning in yosemite and across the bay
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area, smoke is headed our way. and we're going to break down the air quality index for your bay area coming up in your full forecast. summer camps are back in full swing after a few years off due to covid. we'll introduce to you one that's all about high-flying fun. let's look at this morning's top stories for our neighbors in the north bay and east bay, you might have some smoke rolling in today, it's coming from a fire burning in yosemite called the washburn fire. an air quality advisory is in effect today. let's talk about the wildfire, it is fast-moving and doubled in size this past weekend. it burned more than 2,000 acres. this one is not an easy one for fire crews. they are working in dangerous terrain to save ancient trees and of course keep the flames away from homes but temperatures are expected to get hotter through the week. crews are actually resorting to a sprinkler system to protect mare poe is agrove, home to more than 500 giant sequoia trees,


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