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say, it's always those that have the least that end up giving the most. >> and that's the overnight news for this monday. porting if it's monday, january 18th, 2021. this is the "cbs morning news." security challenges. as thousands of national guard troops protect our nation's capital, there are now fears of a possible insider attack at wednesday's inauguration. final act. president trump is preparing one last round of pardons, but the big question remains -- will he pardon himself? short supply, high demand. frustrated americans wait for a vaccine shot as the covid death vaccine shot as the covid death toll in the u.s. nears 400,000. captioning funded by cbs good morning. good to be with you.
i'm anne-marie green. we begin with the major security operation in washington, d.c., for the inauguration of president-elect joe biden on wednesday. some 25,000 national guard troops are protecting the u.s. capitol and the surrounding area from extremist threats. there's also concern about an insider attack, so the fbi is vetting every single troop. this comes as the "new yorker" releases new footage of the deadly raid from january 6th. one portion shows protesters going through desks and taking pictures of documents on the senate floor. debra alfarone is in washington. just what else does this video reveal? >> reporter: it's pretty alarming, anne-marie. it shows how these rioters, this wasn't a spur of the moment attack for them, this was their mission. ugthe capitol, ey look throdesks,hey say we're doing this because president trump asked us to.
newly released video by the "new yorker" shows some of the most detailed actions of the rioters who stormed the capitol. the pro-company mob rummaged through desks thinking lawmakers would approve. >> they would us to do this. i think we're good. >> reporter: the nation's capitol has since turned into an armed fortress ahead of president-elect joe biden's inauguration. >> sometimes the enemies are a little closer to home. >> reporter: concerned about a potential inside attack, the fbi is vetting all 25,000 national guard troops now stationed in washington. >> protect property and lives. >> reporter: major general kendall penn told the national guard to stay focused on their mission. >> this isn't about who won or lost the election. there is about us fulfilling our oath to support and defend the constitution of the united states. >> reporter: congress is investigating the intelligence and security failures leading up to the capitol assault. the senate is also preparing for the impeachment trial of president trump.
>> members really have to follow their own conscience. >> reporter: president trump's allies say it's time to turn the page with him leaving office. >> pursuing impeachment after he leaves the office will further divide the country. >> reporter: democrats disagree. >> it is constitutionally dangerous not to proceed. >> reporter: sources close to president trump tell cbs news he's preparing to issue a final round of pardons this week. a final round that could include 100 people or more. sources close to the white house say that the president has privately debated on whether or not to give himself and his family a pardon, but at this point he's not planning on doing so. anne-marie? >> all right, debra alfarone in washington. thank you so much. security is ramped up at state capitols across the country after the fbi warned of the potential for armed protests ahead of the inauguration. a small group of protesters was spotted outside the state capitol in lansing, michigan, yesterday.
some of them were armed. our david begnaud spoke with one of the demonstrators who did not want to share his name. >> reporter: what's the purpose of coming armed? >> it's just a thing. you know, kind of our thing. it's what we do. >> reporter: are you anti-government? >> not exactly. we don't like the massive overreaches of a lot of branches of the government. >> michigan is among the states that have canceled this week's upcoming legislative session due to credible threats. and coming up on "cbs this morning," former homeland security secretary jeh johnson joins us to talk about the biggest security threats this week. vice president-elect kamala harris today will resign her senate seat two days before she's inaugurated. harris is not set to give a farewell speech on the senate floor. meantime, fellow democrat alex podilla, now secretary of state, will finish out the final two years of harris' term. he will be the first latino senator
to take over her term. it has been one year since the first covid case was reported in the u.s. now there are nearly 24 million cases, and almost 400,000 deaths. the worst in the world. lilia luciano reports from one of the hardest hit areas. >> reporter: los angeles is the first county in the nation to hit one million covid cases. it's facing a more contagious strain, and half of all covid deaths in california are happening here. >> we're a little nervous that this may just be the eye of the hurricane. >> reporter: dr. evan zahn is part of cedars sinai's covid line team helping in the icu. what does it look like inside the hospital? >> the beds are filled, and they're filled with sick people on respirators who need help. >> reporter: what concerns you the most right now? >> it's people's behavior. we have the science and the technology to get past this. >> reporter: adding pressure, vaccines are in short supply. anxious americans waiting hours
for a dose if they can get one. >> i don't want to die of the virus if i can get a shot. >> reporter: only 12 million americans have gotten the vaccine. frustrated states say they aren't getting the stockpiles promised by the trump administration. incoming cdc director told "face the nation" help is on the way. >> it will be a hefty lift, but we have it in us to do that. >> reporter: the president-elect's goal is 100 million doses in 100 days. so far 30 million doses have been shipped nationwide. >> i think it's going to be slow, but i think we can eke out more supply with a full court press. >> reporter: even with super sites at the ready, the doses may not be there. lilia luciano, cbs news, los angeles. this morning, britain says it is worried about the safety of russia's leading kremlin critic who was arrested just moments after returning to moscow. alexei navalny was detained tried to enter the country from germany where he spent five months recovering from nerve agent poisoning. he blames the kremlin for the
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she said the historic inauguration is especially meaningful for american women and girls. on the cbs "money watch" now, the tsa has ramped up security, and a dream job for hot doggers. naomi ruchim is in new york with those stories and more. good morning, naomi. >> reporter: good morning to you. the stock market is closed today in observance of martin luther king jr. day. meantime, on friday the three major indices sank as investors digested dismal bank earnings and a december slump in retail sales. the dow plunged 177 points. the nasdaq dropped 114 points, and the s&p 500 was down 27. the tsa says it's beefed up security ahead of the presidential inauguration wednesday. the federal agency is working to process hundreds of names with law enforcement agencies for a thorough risk assessment.
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our top stories this morning -- security is stepped up in washington ahead of the inauguration of president-elect joe biden on wednesday. some 25,000 national guard troops are on patrol at the u.s. capitol and the surrounding areas. there's also concern about an insider attack, so the fbi is vetting troops. and president trump is reportedly set to release an extensive list of more than 100
pardons and commutations tomorrow. at this point, he has no plans yet to pardon himself. white house advisers reportedly say mr. trump debated the issue, but some officials cautioned a self-pardon would make him look guilty. there's new research suggesting that mindfulness courses can improve mental health, but it may not be for everyone. tina kraus reports from london. keep your breath natural -- >> reporter: the popular form of meditation known as mindfulness is practiced around the world. >> for most people in most settings, it will improve depression, anxiety, stress, and well-being. >> reporter: a university of cambridge study looked at data from 29 countries and find while community mindfulness courses can improve mental health, in at least one in 20 trial settings it did not help anxiety and depression. >> in some cases, a few cases, it may not be beneficial, it may just not -- not have an effect. >> reporter: researchers followed almost 12,000 participants, including in the
u.s. most were women who took part in classes at work or college. they found mindfulness compared with doing nothing boosted mental health. so things like exercise may work just as well. >> we need to find this advantage of the mindfulness that has activity in them. >> reporter: british body coach joe wics says fitness and mindfulness work hand in hand. >> exercise to feel good. good morning, everyone -- >> reporter: when the pandemic hit, wicks became the world's pe teacher, launching live workouts on youtube to give people a lift during lockdown. >> ultimately you walk away there that workout, an adult or kid, feeling a little bit happier. that's the main aim of it. >> reporter: cambridge researchers say the number of mindfulness classes has jumped significantly during covid, and they'll continue the study on its effect on mental health. tina kraus, cbs news, london. coming up on "cbs this
morning," a closer look at the massive security operation for the presidential inauguration. and we'll speak with former homeland security secretary jeh johnson. plus, kamala harris' sorority sisters. we will hear from some of the women who joined alpha kappa alpha with harris about how these early years shaped her. first on "cbs this morning," anthony mason takes us inside the new national museum of african-american music in nashville which officially opens today. that is the "cbs morning news" for this monday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. ♪