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including discord and twitch. both sites have promised to cooperate with law enforcement. michael george, cbs news, new york. president biden is headed to asia for visits to south korea and japan, but first he met with leaders of finland and sweden, both concerned about russian aggression. natalie brand has more details from the white house. >> reporter: president biden welcomed the prime minister of sweden and the president of finland to the rose garden one day after the countries applied for nato membership. >> they meet every nato requirement and then some. and having two new nato members in the high north will enhance the security of our alliance and deepen our security operation across the boarder. >> reporter: sweden and finland,
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sharing an 800-mile border with russia, are both seeking to join the alliance because of russia's invasion of ukraine. >> that was a watershed moment for sweden. my government has come to the conclusion that the security of the swedish people will be best protected within the nato alliance. >> reporter: the countries are seeking fast-track approval, but turkey's president repeated his opposition today, joining nato takes unanimous approval from all current members. president biden is expected to quickly sign a new $40 billion military, economic, and humanitarian aid package for to ukraine after the senate passed the bill today. >> yeas are 86, the nays are 11, and the bill is passed. >> reporter: kentucky senator rand paul. >> mr. paul, no. >> reporter: he put a hold on the legislation saying there should be an inspector general to oversee the spending. >> anyone concerned about the cost of supporting a ukrainian victory should consider the much
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larger cost should ukraine lose. >> reporter: wednesday night, the senate unanimously confirmed the new u.s. ambassador to ukraine, bridget brinks, filling a three-year vacancy. the same evening, the u.s. once again raised its flag at the embassy in kyiv. krsh cbs news, the white house. employees are protesting in san jose. parking would cost some $500 per year for employees. several say they make minimum wage and the parking fee is unfair. they're hoping the mall will provide employees with parking passes instead. cdc vaccine advisers are set today to vote on covid boosters for children ages 5 to 11. they've granted emergency use authorization for the booster, citing an uptick in covid cases due to the omicron wave. pfizer says antibodies are high
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and the trial was 4,500 children. a covid vaccine opening on fordham street. free vaccines are available for children ages 5 to 11. the clinic is open from 3:15 this afternoon to 6:15. youth vaccines will be available at bell haven elementary tomorrow afternoon. berkeley is seeing a major influx of electric scooters today. >> a company is launching 500 scooters part of the micromobility program. the fleet includes sitdown and stand-up scooters, 250 of each. the shared scooters can be rented and unlocked through the app. the program is being launched to increase transportation access and support the city's climate goals. taking a live look at chase center now where the doves took home the last night in game one of the western conference finals.
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the warriors beat the dallas mavericks 112-87. the team will face off again tomorrow night at 6:00 p.m. at chase center. coming up next on kpix 5, we'll learn the origins and future of tunnels under the bay bridge toll plaza. and making sure all students have opportunities to thrive. the classroom.
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to welcome back. let's take a look at the big board, dow down in the red 45 points. >> remember that tiktok video about the bay bridge tunnel that went viral? jocelyn moran took her own walk through the tunnel for a little history lesson. >> under the bay bridge toll plaza. >> reporter: that video posted by an east bay resident had more than 340,000 views on tiktok. it shows the tunnel with a walkway and at one point in the video, you could see the toll
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collectors stairs they get to their booths. it generated curiosity. we talked with caltrans' bart nay. first, there are two tunnels. the first was a public access tunnel used by toll collectors and others to get to the bus stop. >> there's a big green sign there that shows you this was the public access tunnel here. >> reporter: that's a straight walkway. >> anyone that needed to get to the toll plaza could come to the bermer roadside where the buses stop and that was their access. >> reporter: he says the other tunnel in the video that shows the stairs was used only by toll collectors. >> they needed safe access under the freeway. >> reporter: he says the reason it was open that day the video was taken was because contractors using on the bridge were using it and he said it's pretty dangerous when you get up to the booth because of the ongoing traffic. >> two weeks ago, an oversize load destroyed that one.
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>> reporter: these tunnels are full of history. they've been here since the 1930s. back then, toll collectors were state police too and these tunnels were their access ways to their day-to-day job. >> our icon is bridges in the bay area. if you dig deep and are interested in the history, this is kind of a fun fact to discover. >> reporter: we talked about the tunnel never open to the public. the public access one used to get to the bus stop is no longer open to the public as of recently. these gates have just been installed. >> these are just recently added, and as you can see, they can be opened for public use if buses come back. happening tonight, the full bank of concord, the drive-in to fight hunger starts at 7:00 at the concord drive-in. enjoy a night under the stars and help them reach their goal to provide 250,000 meals to people in need. we are seeing an increased
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fire threat today, first alert meteorologist jessica burch has what that means for you. you can definitely feel how dry it is out there, jessica. >> it's drying up more for the next couple days. this is a live look from mount diablo where we are under a red-flag warning. that lasts until tomorrow at 8:00 p.m. for the county line alone. we'll talk more about what you can expect in the local area in a second. current temperatures, 60s near oakland, san francisco, 70s, in the san jose area, extending off into the next couple hours, even into the next couple days. notice the winds stay really consistent from offshore. take a look at fairfield. as we head into the next couple days, winds will be pushing in from a different direction, and that's driving the dry conditions. we're dealing with gusty conditions, dry conditions, and really warm temperatures. that's just the big reason why the national weather service put out the red-flag warning. so this extend into the next couple hours.
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relative humidity will continue to decrease and even into tomorrow where wind advisory will be in effect for solano, east bay hills and pretty much everywhere from alameda south. looking at the high temperatures for day, day-time highs are still above average. we're dealing with mid to upper 70s, low 80s in the forecast, the santa clara valley, tri-valley, still mid-80s in sight. for the bay, cooler but still dealing with 80s from novato into san rafael all the way north into santa rosa. a look at your next seven days, we are warming up into next week, lots of sunshine in the forecast for us. as we extend into the east bay and north bay, we're not breaking those 90s anytime soon -- not breaking triple digits, i should say, anytime soon. we're still dealing with 90s for next tuesday and wednesday. we'll keep you updated in the weather center. >> i have a dog pool coming to the house today. >> oh, my gosh. >> so the pups can cool off.
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it is so hot out in the wall nut creek area. >> i'm ready for the post.nut creek area. >> i'm ready for the post. >> it's serious. pretty much summerlike conditions already. >> thank you, jessica. more to come including this week's jefferson award winner. how he's helping children thrive in the classroom while also pursuing his life's goal. we will introduce you to him. coming up on our streaming service, cbs news news area, mayor sam liccardo discusses the pro abortion rights sanctuary and the proposal to cap rent hikes. watch our stream on channel 1021 and on any
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students of the worst performing schools are making the grade thanks to the jefferson award winner. >> we're introduced to dr. derek mitchell and his life mission.
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>> go. >> reporter: teaching eighth-graders can be more than getting the right answer. >> kids have been more willing to try. and make mistakes and know that is okay. >> reporter: it's one lesson she's learned in her school's work with partners in school innovation. >> every success story is a support story. >> reporter: the educational nonprofit dr. derek mitchell has led since 2009. >> partners transforms teaching and learning in some of the most challenged schools so students thrive. >> reporter: he was about the same age as the math students when he was inspired to make a difference. the precocious 13-year-old from shick shik's southside competed at a science fair on the other side of town and saw that not everyone gets an equal education. >> the school has libraries full of books and we didn't. i got the sense something was
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wrong. i said, mom, why do kids get all this stuff and we don't? she said, "i don't know and that's not what we're here for." >> reporter: when he shared his honorable mention prize, he cried and so did she. >> i'm sad about the entire experience. she said i don't know why things are this way but maybe you'll be the one to fix it. >> reporter: that's what he's doing, not just in the math department at the intermediate in san jose. hundreds of public schools and districts from the bay area and seven states have tired the doctor and his team through the years to coach their teachers and leaders. >> it's made a huge difference for us. >> reporter: the principal says the honor roll at caroline davis swelled 8%. >> 60% of our students, half of our students got a 3.0 or higher. >> reporter: the program taught her to collaborate with other educators on best teaching method thods, build empathy for
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students, give them freedom to make mistakes. >> the students are more confident about themselves and learning especially math. >> kids needed that type of support and leadership. >> reporter: kimberly carter credits dr. mitchell at the top. >> he helps me realize that you can create change for every kid. >> it's about helping all of us recognize that every single kid has powerful futures. >> don't be late, let's go. >> reporter: for partnering with some of the country's underperforming schools to help students of color thrive, this week's jefferson award in the bay area goes to dr. derek mitchell. happening tonight, a bittersweet moment for young sheldon fans as we prepare for the season five finale. tonight, the cast is doing with the topic of puberty and some big life changes. we asked lance barber, who plays sheldon's dad, about what we can
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expect tonight. >> it will be juicy. get ready, america. we've built up the season to have some things come to a head with everyone's story lines. really juicy place to end the season. it opens the door to some great things to explore in season six. >> you can catch that conclusion right here on kpix 5 tonight at 8:00. coming up, a cat going viral for helping other animals in ukraine. we'll tell you how. hmm. and today on the drew you're a champion. you're not a quitter. quitters don't do what they're supposed to. champions do. and you're a star. and you shine. that's what you do. that's what you do every day. [inspirational music]
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new warnings from the state and the feds about baby formula scammers. that's coming up on the news at 3:00. one last check of our weather with first alert meteorologist jessica burch. >> a final look at that solano county map. this is in effect, started 11:00 a.m. this morning and will continue throughout this afternoon and end tomorrow evening, all due to low relative humidity and dry conditions. we're dealing with gusty conditions. gusts from the north anywhere from 40 miles per hour to 50 at times. let's end it on a light note. a lot of sunshine for this weekend, partly cloudy skies at times. for next week, we warm up so enjoy that dog pool. >> i might be enjoying it with the dog. you now we'll talk about this cat. a ukrainian cat has gone viral
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raising money for animal shelters in the war-torn country. stepan, who now has 1.3 million followers, has raised thousands of dollars through his instagram account. he's even received a trophy at the world influencers and bloggers award imprints -- sorry about that -- >> that's okay. stepan and his owner, anna, are from kharkiv but evacuated a week binto the russian invasion. they're still raising funds. >> i'm trying to find his instagram account.
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[ relaxing music ] >> hope: kiddos still off in dream land? >> liam: yeah. not a peep out of either one. >> hope: well, i opened up a bottle of wine. hi. hey. what's going on? >> liam: i don't know. it's, you know, same thing. steffy, her-- her husband is dead. finn's never coming back, which means her life is never going to be the same, which means our life is never going to be the same. [ knocking on door ] and i just keep thinking-- >> brooke: oh, gosh. i'm sorry to interrupt, but you won't believe what happened? >> hope: okay. did-- what's going on?

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