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>> and that is the "overnight news" for this wednesday. for some of you theews continues and others you can follow us online at any time a it's wednesday, october 21st, 2020. of this is the cbs morning news. 13 days out. president trump and joe biden enter the homestretch as covid-19 loom officials both campaigns and rural america. border crisis. more than two years after migrant families were separated at the u.s. mexico border, lawyers say they still can't find the parents of more than 500 children. staying shuttered. disneyland and california may not reopen any time soon. the strict new guidelines before
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visitors can return to the theme park. good morning. good to be with you. i'm ann marie green. well, we begin with the election. now less than two weeks away, president trump heads to the battle ground state of north carolina today as joe biden remains off the campaign trail to prepare for tomorrow's final debate. nancy chan is in washington. nancy, biden may be off the campaign trail but he is getting some flephelp from a very close friend. >> that's right. former president obama will travel to philadelphia later today for the first event in person to support joe biden and kamala harris as the campaigns race to the finish line. >> president trump rallied in pennsylvania last night. >> weary. may i please have your vote. >> it is the eighth campaign stop in the state as they see as a must win. >> this is an election between the trump super recovery which is happening right now and a
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biden depression. joe biden's running mate california senator kamala harris said the former vice president can lead the country out of the coronavirus pandemic. >> thing about joe is that he has a deep understanding of how our government works. he has an understanding of what it means to manage a crisis. >> more than 220,000 americans have died from covid-19. but a new report from the cdc says there have been around 300,000 more deaths in the u.s. compared to a typical year. the cdc says the virus was likely a factor. preventing some people from seeking medical help for other pressing issues. health officials warn the virus is still out of control. >> we're in a much worse place now than we were in march and april. >> here in washington, the white house and democrats are working on a $2 trillion coronavirus relief package. leaders are hesitant to support it. >> we'll very to see what was. >> cbs news learned that mitch
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mcconnell warned the white house against going along with a large spending bill. >> with the republican leader is offering this week is a stunt. the senate will vote on a $500 billion deal later today. >> and according to a "new york times" poll, more than seven in ten voters want congress to pass that stimulus bill. ann marie? find the parents of more than 500 children. staying shuttered. disneyland in california may not reopen any time soon. the strict new guidelines before visitors can return to the theme the governors of new york, new jersey, connecticut, and pennsylvania are discouraging travel between the states to
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stop the spread. this comes as more than 06,000 new cases were reported nationwide just yesterday. 39 states are seeing a rise in the number of cases. and the cdc issued a strong recommendation for everyone to wear a mask on planes, trains, and buses. disneyland still does not have a clear reopening date. yesterday california health officials announced protocols for operating theme parks. theme park services says business is hurting. >> it's been hard to understand why the governor of california has taken the steps that he has. because it's been -- it's had a horrible impact on the economy, particularly of orange county. employment, revenues, taxes, et cetera. >> the president of disneyland resorts called the new guidelines arbitrary and
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unworkable. >> and there is some disturbing news about families separated at the u.s.-mexico border earlier in the trump administration. the aclu and the justice department say that parents of 545 children separated in 2017 and 2018 cannot be found and reunited. many of the parents are believed to have been deported to their home countries. volunteers have searched for them in mexico and central america. thousands of children were separated during the administration's zero tolerance policy. the justice department has filed an antitrust lawsuit against google. it alleges the tech giant create aid monopoly when it comes to on line searches. but google calls the lawsuit flawed. michael george explains. >> reporter: the justice department and 11 states are suing google for antitrust violations. the government's most aggressive legal challenge to tech dominance in more than two
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decades. >> as the antitrust complaint filed today explains, it maintained the monopoly power through exclusionariy practice that's are harmful to competition. >> they claim that google uses billions in advertiser dollars to pay phone manufacturers to make google the default search engine on browsers. the company says the people use the search giant because they want to. not because they have to or because they can't find alternatives. google released a statement saying this lawsuit would do nothing to help consumers. to the contrary, it would artificially prop up lower quality search alternatives, raise phone prices, and make it harder for people to get the search services she want to use. google controls 90% of global web searches. the doj has been investigating google for more than a year and the company expecting a legal battle. president trump is critical of google claiming an anti-sentment bias. >> it's fair to say this case
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has nothing do with that subject. >> reporter: google says they may file pretrial motions challenging the government's case. michael george, cbs news, new york. prosecutors in the breonna taylor shooting case never gave the grand jury a chance to consider homicide charges. of that's according to an anonymous grand juror. the statement comes after a judge ruled that grand jurors in the case could publicly speak out. the grand juror says questions were asked about additional charge ands the grand jury was told there would be none because the prosecutors didn't feel they could make them stick. taylor was fatally shot in her home by louisville police during a botched drug raid in march. no officers were directly charged with her death. so coming up on the cbs morning news, nasa makes history in oon an attempt to grab a sample from an asteroid.
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we are able to have tests. oh, my god. there's an earthquake. sorry. there was an earthquake right now. wow. >> that's the prime minister of iceland getting rattled by an earthquake which hit as she was being interviewed by a "washington post" columnist. the 5.6 magnitude quake struck yesterday afternoon. the prime minister shedway was fine and added, well, this is iceland. >> a nasa spacecraft made a historic maneuver after landing on the surface of an asteroid flying through space. from "the new york times" to "los angeles times," this extraordinary mission is making headlines across the country. and for good reason. chris martinez explains how this project could give us answers
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about some of the biggest space mysteries. >> reporter: it's a mission morning a decade in the making, one that could help answer some of nasa's biggest questions. >> we want to learn about the history of the solar system as a whole. >> touchdown declared. >> all right. sampling is in progress. >> reporter: tuesday afternoon, a small spacecraft made a slow but daring plunge to the surface of an asteroid. the spacecraft has been the spacecraft has been orbiting it for nearly two years, studying the surface from afar and waiting for the perfect window to land. once on surface, they used a small robotic arm to collect samples of the asteroid which will be returned to earth. >> sample collection is complete. >> reporter: all right. >> at an estimated $4.5 billion years old, scientists see it as a window into the cosmic past.
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they believe it was once part of a much larger asteroid and samples from the surface could offer a glimpse of how our universe formed. >> these rocks with the highly complex chemicals actually seed our system that now turn into the earth full of life? >> it will remain with the asteroid for several months until it makes the closest pass to earth in march. that's when the spacecraft will launch a capsule of the samples back to earth. it's expected to arrive september 2023. chris martinez, cbs news, los angeles. still ahead, free netflix. that's right. the streaming service is offering a free weekend as part of a new promotion. lysol's here for healthy schools program is committed to being here. to encourage kids to keep a little distance. here to reassure parents who are a little worried.
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together in a new ad calling for civility. that is chris peterson and republican lieutenant governor spencer cox. both men joked about who voters should elect before urging people in utah to respect each other. no matter how they vote. how refreshing is that? >> time for the cbs money watch now. a stimulus deal faces resistance. and some good news maybe. new netflix promotion that you might like a lot. dianne is in new york with those stories and more. good morning. >> good morning. stocks ended higher yesterday fueled by hopes lawmakers will broker a deal on a new coronavirus stimulus package. the dow gained 113 points. the nasdaq added 37, and the s&p 500 rose 16. turning to that stimulus deal, as we mentioned, senate majority leader mitch mcconnell told the house to refrain from strike ag deal before the election. mcconnell said he thought a stimulus agreement would
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complicate efforts to confirm amy coney barrett to the supreme court next week. his remarks come as house speaker nancy pelosi and treasury secretary stephen mnuchin entered a deadline of sorts if a deal is going to be reached before election day. the two are scheduled to talk again today. netflix is out with a new promotion. they're allowing anyone in a given country access for free for a weekend. the company will initially launch the 48 hours for free promo in india in december. if it does well there, it may expand to other markets. the move comes as netflix reported slow subscription growth in the third quarter. and earlier this moshgs netflix ended the free 30-day trial offer in the u.s. at the time, a rep said netflix was looking at other marketing promotions. mgm resorts is bringing back top entertainment acts to the strip. david copperfield, carrot top and the dance crew will be back. the president of mgm resorts says the move will help las vegas which has been hit hard by the pandemic performers and audience members must wear masks and social distancing will also
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be in place. the shows are set to return next month. tickets are already available on ticket master. ann marie? >> at least something is happening in vegas and we can breathe new life into that old saying. nothing's been happening in vegas. but you know what? as social distancing, wear that mask, and if people maintain those recommendations, vegas will be able to come back to life. >> right. exactly. i agree. >> dianne king-hall in new york, thank you. up next, the newest edition at a boston zoo. an adorable baby gorilla is welcomed into the world. how cute. ♪
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>> i got an invitation to a halloween party. >> it's the great pumpkin. >> for the first time in 50 years, charlie brown's holiday special's will not be broadcast on network tv. from now on, iconic shows like it's the great pumpkin charlie brown and charlie brown christmas can only be seen on apple tv plus. they started streaming on the digital platform this week. it premiered on traditional broadcast television on cbs and n. 1966. it moved to abc in 2001. each of the holiday specials will be available to stream for free for only a short time. >> a world series unlike any other in history is under way for the first time ever at a
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neutral ballpark. >> 2.78. and he is greet bid bats. shot into right. back at the wall! it is gone! >> the los angeles dodgers mookie betts hit a home run to help the dodgers beat the rays 8-3 in game one last night. the series is being played in arlington, texas, becausest pandemic. fans were allowed in but the crowd was limited to 11,000 people. game two is tonight. >> a maryland woman is soaring to new heights at the age of 102. millie bailey spent a decade wanting to go skydiving. last weekend she got her chance to cross that adventure off her bucket list. >> always thought it would be a thrill. and at one point when we were tumbling in the air, i felt like i was by myself. i thought where did the parachute go?
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>> millie successfully completed her tandem dive. she had a few other adventures in her life as well though. she was a commander in charge of a u.s. women's army auxiliary unit during world war ii and she has received multiple military awards. this week a park is being named after her. and the gorilla population at a boston zoo is growing. the franklin park zoo welcomed the first baby male gorilla to be born. there the 6 pound 3 ounce gorilla was delivered yesterday by c section. veterinarians say everything went smoothly and mother and child are bonding nicely. western low land gorillas are considered critically endangered in the wild. coming up on cbs this morning, we're going to talk with a grammy winning artist dave matthews about his mission to make sure americans are ready to vote on election day. i'm ann marie green. this is the cbs morning news.
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our top stories, with election day 13 days away, president trump heads to north carolina today. meantime, joe biden remains off the campaign trail to prepare for tomorrow night's final debate. former president barack obama will held to philadelphia to lp campaign for biden. and the aclu and the justice department say that the parents of 545 migrant children who were separated in 2017 and 2018 cannot be found and reunited. many of the parents are believed to have been deported to their home countries. volunteers of search for them in mexico and central america. on college campuses nationwide, there is a movement called abolish greek life. students are cutting ties with their fraternities and sororities and they explain why they call the greek system inherently discriminatory. >> reporter: when she joined a
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sorority her freshman year at the university of richmond, she says she never felt welcomed. >> right off the bat, i had a pretty rough experience. just feeling really ostracized, segregated from the rest of the group. whether that is because of me being a woman of color, my culture, my personality. >> she reached her breaking point during the social unrest earlier this year. >> there was no form of reaching out to give support to sisters of color or anything like. that. >> reporter: she left her sorority and with several other young women of color wrote this letter of mass disaffiliation calling on her school to abolish greek live altogether. there are similar movements across the country including one
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of the largest at vanderbilt university where organizers say at least 300 students have dropped out of greek life. >> to continue to participate in a system that you know is directly excluding people based on race, class, and gender identity is morally irresponsible. >> reporter: but many argue greek life could and should continue to exist. citing the philanthropic activities only campus and the many lasting friendships and connections made in a fraternity or sorority. the conference that supports sororities across the country spent the summer on a virtual listening tour. >> where do you think greek life can be better in terms of inclusion and diversity? >> i think our organizations are really having conversations now about how we can do a better job, about kind of what i would call reflecting the diversity of women on our campuses where we have chapters. >> reporter: she believes reform is not enough and will continue her mission to abolish a system she believes is inherently
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exclusive. coming up on cbs this morning, anthony mason convenes a panel of suburban women in pennsylvania to talk about where they stand on the presidential candidates. plus, exclusive access inside a hospital in dodgeville, wisconsin, as the coronavirus puts a strain on rural america. and we talk with grammy winning artist dave matthews about his mission to make sure americans are ready to vote on election day. that's the cbs morning news for this wednesday. thank you for watching. i'm ann marie green. have great day.
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