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24th. for more news, download the cbs newsppn your cell phone or connected tv, i'm tom han n, cbs news, ne it's thursday, january 20th, 2022. this is the "cbs morning news." >> it's been a year of challenges, but it's also been a year of enormous progress. >> one year in office. president biden defends his record and blasts republicans. his plans for 2022 applied a tumbling approval rating. failure to pass. senate democrats lose their fight on voting rights legislation. their next move after a long, emotional debate. lethal drone strike. the first video is released of a botched u.s. mission in the final days of the afghanistan withdrawal.
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well, good morning, and good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. today marks one year since president biden took office. yesterday he held an almost two-hour news conference where he defended his record and said that he's outperformed expectations on dealing with the pandemic, and he questioned why he's not getting any help from republican lawmakekers. laura podesta is in new york with more on what the president said. laura, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. he talked a lot about progress, like you said, about his first year in office. but we know not everyone agrees with that. dwindling poll numbers show many americans are not happy with the president's job performance, and when asked about that, biden said he doesn't believe the polls. >> we must end this uncivil war -- >> reporter: it's been one years since joe biden was inaugurated as president of the united states. >> hello, folks -- >> reporter: mr. biden marked the occasion yesterday with a two-hour press conference where he touted some of his successes. >> we created six million new
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jobs. more jobs in one year than any time before. unemployment dropped, the unemployment rate dropped to 3.9%. child poverty dropped by nearly 40%, the biggest drop ever in american history. >> reporter: but with an approval rating that has fallen 17 points since taking office, the president promised to keep working on his agenda. >> yes, i'm confident we can get pieces, big chunks of the "build back better" law signed into law. >> reporter: the president vowed to continue fighting the coronavirus pandemic. >> some may call what's happening now the new normal. i call it a job not yet finished. it will get better. >> reporter: he blamed republicans for obstructing progress. >> i did not anticipate that there would be such a stalwart effort to make sure that the most important thing was that president biden didn't get anything done. think about this -- what are republicans for?
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>> reporter: he also told reporters he plans on getting out of the white house more ahead of the midterm elections. >> i'm going to go out and talk to the public. >> reporter: on the international front, president biden said russia would pay a dear price if russian president vladimir putin invades ukraine. one possible punishment, according to mr. biden, is cutting off russia from the global banking system. meantime, the u.s. announced it is giving an additional $200 million in military aid to ukraine. anne-marie? >> laura podesta in new york. thank you so much, laura. president biden suffered a legislative defeat last night after the senate failed to pass the measure to protect voting rights in the u.s. in a statement, he said, "i am profoundly disappointed that the united states senate has failed to stand up for our democracy. i am disappointed, but i am not deterred." mr. biden accused republicans of suppressing the right to vote. he said that his administration would continue to push for voting rights.
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natalie brand has more. >> reporter: the senate democrats' voting rights legislation once again stalled. >> the motion is not agreed to -- >> reporter: with no republicans in support of the bill, it failed to get the necessary bipartisan support to move forward, prompting a separate showdown over senate filibuster rules. >> we are going to keep fighting long after today because the issue is so important to all of us. >> reporter: most senate democrats wanted to move forward with changes to the filibuster, but they didn't have the votes wednesday night after two key democrats opposed changing the senate's 60-vote threshold. >> they would use the nuclear option to override a rule that we have used ourselves, but now seem to find unacceptable. >> reporter: republicans argued
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the filibuster is central to preserving the institution. >> but today the president and his party will try to use fear and panic to smash the senate, silence millions of americans, and seize control of our democracy. >> reporter: the president didn't detail actions he may be considering through executive action but says he's already expanded enforcement through the department of justice. natalie brand, cbs news, capitol hill. the supreme court rejected former president trump's bid to prevent the release of documents to the house committee investigating the january 6 attack on the u.s. capitol. the decision clears the way for the national archives to turn over material including presidential diaries, visitor logs, speech drafts, and handwritten notes from then-white house chief of staff mark meadows. mr. trump claimed executive privilege to prevent the release of those documents. and jury selection begins today in the federal civil rights trial of three former minneapolis police officers who were with derek chauvin when he killed george floyd. j. alexander kueng, thomas lane, and tou thao are charged with willfully violating floyd's
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constitutional rights during his 2020 arrest. video of the deadly incident shows the officers at the scene when chauvin knelt on floyd's neck. the three officers also face state charges in connection with floyd's death. and turning to the coronavirus now, president biden said the government should have done more testing earlier. in his news conference yesterday, he urged americans to order free testing kits from the newly launched website covidtests.gov. nearly 980,000 people tested positive for covid yesterday. nationwide 63% of the population is fully vaccinated against covid. one of the lowest vaccination rates is in missouri. just 54% of the population there is fully vaccinated. at st. luke's hospital in kansas city, doctors say the number of covid patients has tripled since the beginning of december. >> is this busier than the beginning of the pandemic? >> most certainly. covid has completely fractured our lives, our personal and our professional lives.
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our icus are jam packed. the health care system i think in general is bedlam. >> for the upcoming state budget, the missouri governor is calling for $400 million for ppe, emergency staff, vaccines, testing, and treatment. and we're getting a look at newly declassified video showing a u.s. drone strike that killed ten innocent civilians including seven children in afghanistan. the strike was carried out in the chaotic last days of the american withdrawal last august. the military released the video after "the new york times" filed a freedom of information act lawsuit. the u.s. military said it hit what it thought was an isis-k extremist in a car packed with explosives. it later admitted that was a mistake, and the man driving the car was a worker for an aid group. coming up, back from a break. a ceo who got backlash for firing hundreds of workers
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to pay the burial costs of all 17 people killed in a new york city highrise fire earlier this month. mayor eric adams says the grammy-winning singer wants to provide financial relief for the victims in the bronx where she grew up. officials say the city's deadliest fire in three decades was sparked by a faulty space heater. eight children are among the dead. "reuters" says an aid flight to new zealand -- from new zealand, rather, arrived in tonga, the pacific island nation that was devastated after an underwater volcano erupted on saturday triggering a tsunami. new video shows roads covered in ash and damaged homes. phone lines have been partially restored after communications were cut off. the flight carrying water and other supplies was able to land after volcanic ash was cleared from the runway. >> what we are fulfilling now is clean drinking water because most of our drinking water has been affected by the dust from
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the aftermath of the volcanic ashes. >> 50-foot waves destroyed every home on one island. and "the new york times" says the founder of the mortgage lending company better.com is returning as ceo after firing about 900 workers on zoom. last month, vishal garg told employees on a zoom call that they were part of an unlucky group being laid off. after receiving backlash, the company announced that garg would take time off from his leadership role. this week in an email to staff the board said the ceo is returning after reflecting on his leadership. still ahead, a new skin care routine inspired by a childhood tradition. a face mask resembling lunch meat becomes an instant best seller on amazon. n.
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the country. ♪ on the cbs "money watch," starbucks dropped a covid vaccine requirement for workers, and a new baloney face mask has become a bestseller. it's not baloney, it's a baloney face mask. diane king hall has more on the story. i'm sure she'll explain. good morning, diane. >> reporter: good morning. it is so much, we're going to bookmark that new beauty regimen and come back to that. let's start with a check on market action. stock futures are indicating a higher open this morning after the market continued to slump yesterday. now among the companies reporting quarterly results today are american airlines, travelers, and netflix on. wall street yesterday, the dow tumbled 339 points. the nasdaq skidded 166 to end in what's considered a correction with more than 10% drop from its all-time closing high in
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november. and the s&p 500 fell 44. no jab required anymore for employees at starbucks. the java giant dropped its covid vaccination mandate just weeks after announcing it. it comes after last week's ruling by the supreme court. the justices rejected a white house plan that required vaccines or regular covid testing at companies with more than 100 workers. get ready to pay more to do your laundry. procter & gamble said it's raising prices by roughly 8% on products like tide and gain detergent, fabric softeners, and dryer sheets. the hike goes into effect next month. it's also hiking prices on some personal health care products. in april executives claim tell offset costs like transportation and labor. and oscar mayer has come out with a baloney-inspired face mask. this is something you don't cook or eat, you put it on your face.
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the company says the product will hydrate your skin, improve elasticity, and retain moisture. the masks are already sold out on amazon yesterday. but there are plans to restock. they're reportedly amazon's top new release in beauty and personal care. i guess this gives new meaning to my baloney has a first name, it's b-e-a-u-t-y now. >> i guess so. i guess -- does it smell like lunch meat? >> my gosh -- my gosh. we have some coming. my producer ordered some, so we're among the people who managed to nab some. so i'll let you know because i think i have to try it. >> all right. >> we'll see. >> you give me a review. if it's that successful -- my prediction is the fried baloney sandwich face mask is next. fried baloney sandwich sometimes is all you need. >> yes. >> diane king hall, thank you so much, diane. >> thank you. all right.
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the first black man to play in the nhl will receive the nation's highest civilian award. yesterday the house voted to present 86-year-old willie o'ree with the congressional gold medal. o'ree broke the league's color barrier in 1958 with the bruins. on tuesday, they retired his number 22 jersey. o'ree is the nhl's director of youth development and ambassador for diversity. 19-year-old zara rutherford landed a plane in germany yesterday. zara rutherford lasted in germany yesterday. it's the next to last stop in her bid to become the youngest woman to fly around the world solo. she's set to break the record when she arrives in belgium today, and that's where she started her journey in august. >> talking about my experiences and basically do whatever i can to keep encouraging people to do something crazy. to just go for it and keep encouraging girls to get into
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aviation and s.t.e.m. -- >> she says once she's home she's going to sleep for about a week. i don't blame her. and comedian and talk show host jon stewart is joining the ranks of comedy elite. he's the 23rd recipient of the mark twain award for lifetime achievement in comedy. he began as a standup comic before starting his 16-year run pas host of "the daily show" in 1999. stewart will receive the award in april. and actor jeff daniels is getting an unusual honor for his role in the movie "arachnophobia" more than 30 years ago. scientists at the university of california riverside recently discovered a new species of worms that kills tarantulas and decided to name it after daniels. his character in "arachnophobia" saves a small town from a deadly spider attack. daniels says when he heard that the parasite was being named after him, he wanted to know if there was a resemblance. i don't think so. i don't think so.
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our top stories this morning -- today marks one year since president biden took office. yesterday he held a news conference where he said that he's outperformed expectations on dealing with the pandemic and blamed republicans for obstructing progress and not offering their own ideas. mr. biden also said russia would pay a dear price if it invades ukraine. and president biden said he was profoundly disappointed after the senate failed to ade tingights bill. republicans were able to block the measure using the filibuster. the long-standing rule was also defeated when two key democrats opposed it. mr. biden said that he will
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continue to fight for voting rights. and after a week-long manhunt, police in los angeles arrested a man accused of stabbing and killing a ucla graduate student inside a furniture store. as lilia luciano explains, it comes as the murder rate is spiking nationwide. >> reporter: the arrest comes just 24 hours after police released this surveillance video of the suspect shawn laval smith who they believe is responsible for the death of brianna kupfer. the 24-year-old was alone in a furniture store when smith allegedly entered and stabbed her multiple times. minutes earlier she texted a friend saying someone at the store gave her a bad vibe. her father condemned the seemingly random attack. >> i would love to tell you there's going to be a point where we're going to be better. i feel like's just going to be a big missing piece. >> we will get him prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. >> reporter: homicides in los angeles jumped nearly 12% in 2021. nationwide, there was a 20% increase in violent crime from
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2019 to 2020. ♪ in times square, hundreds gathered to mourn another violent death. the murder of michelle go. >> we have a right to feel safe in our streets and in our subways. >> reporter: the 40-year-old was killed when a suspect who police say suffered from mental illness pushed her in front of an oncoming subway train saturday morning. >> not all individuals who are struggling with mental illness are dangerous, but let's be honest -- some are. and it's time to say enough. >> reporter: back here in l.a., this crime scene is now a makeshift memorial for the ucla student, and just to give you an idea of the impact that this crime had, in just the few days between police and the community they raised a quarter million dollars in reward money for any information leading to smith's arrest. lilia luciano, cbs news, los angeles. well, coming up on "cbs mornings," we'll speak with vice
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president kamala harris one year since she took office as she discusses the future of voting rights and the "build back better" bill. plus, we'll take you to england where the discovery of a giant fossil could offer clues about our own future. and superstar elton john talks with anthony mason about heading back on the road to kick off the final leg of his "farewell yellow brick road" tour. that's the "cbs morning news" for this thursday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day.
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