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good morning to you. good morning to you. it's thursday, september 2nd, 2021. i'm gayle king. that's vlad duthiers, and that's tony dokoupil. welcome to "cbs this morning." let's go straight to today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. a tornado! >> like a war zone. >> we are enduring an historic weather event. >> this is what charge looks like, guys. >> ida slams the northeast with historic rain, flash flooding, and tornadoes. why these massive storms could be much more common. >> reporter: the rainfall rates have been off the charts. >> reporter: dramatic scenes tonight where all the rain left commuters trapped. this has been a tremendously devastating storm with catastrophic damage. >> reporter: the situation in louisiana remains dire. >> no power, no gas, no food for
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hundreds of thousands of people. >> reporter: president biden set to visit on friday. [ chants ] the supreme court has refused to block texas' six-week abortion ban. >> there are no exceptions under this new law for rape or incest. >> reporter: firefighters saw progress against the caldor fire. the weather forecasts say gusty winds could become a problem. all that -- >> we visit a so-called gaming detox facility in china as the government cracks down on screen time. and all that matters -- >> plus, the economic fallout of working from home. we talk to people who rely on others to go into the office. >> this is pre-covid, business booming, big cart. >> right. >> this is now. >> now. some is empty. >> reporter: on "cbs this morning." >> new poll found that american parents are divided on school mask mandates. 48% of parents want all students to be masked at school, while 41% say that they oppose a mandate. 100% of the parents agree that
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they can't take another single day of [ bleep ] zoom school. [ laughter ] this morning's "eye opener" is presented by progressive -- making it easy to bundle insurance. >> that is a universal feeling. >> yes. can confirm. we're going to begin with the extreme weather. now being slammed by what's left of hurricane ida. the system is currently over new england after cutting a destructive path through multiple states, affecting at least 57 million people. here in new york, the entire subway system was shut down due to the flooding. many were trapped in cars. and united airlines suspended service due to conditions there. >> the system spun off multiple
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tornadoes. mola lenghi is in middlesex, new jersey. what are you seeing this morning? good morning. >> reporter: good morning, vlad. yeah, middlesex, new jersey, where nearby bound brook flooded overnight creating this mess that you see here behind me. as you can see, the road's impassable. authorities have it shut down. nearby homes had to be evacuated this morning and overnight. really no matter where you were in the northeast, in the last 24 hours or so you likely got clobbered by some sort of severe weather. between the flooding and the tornado damage. statistically in the new york city area, this type of rain happens only once every 200 years. >> look at that tornado! >> all trains had to stop. rain flooding the streets, reaching car windows. lifting others off the road.
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>> i am so sad. my kid is terrified. >> national weather service issued flash flood emergency for first time ever in new york city. as strong winds blew rain sideways into the covered u.s. open stadium in queens during a match, forcing play to be suspended. in brooklyn, rescue crews worked to save drivers trapped in the flood. this biker found himself in waist-deep water, apparently trying to deliver someone's dinner. meanwhile, some buildings in manhattan were no match for the flood. water rushing into this apartment. parts of the region got three inches of rain in just an hour. believed to be a record in the area. a tornado tore through southern new jersey, possibly the strongest to hit the state. ripped the sides off homes, turned others into a pile of rubble. remnants of hurricane ida spun off other possible twisters in
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pennsylvania and in maryland, it tore down power lines leaving a mess of trees and wires. the nearby rareton river is expected to get 14 feet above flood stage by tomorrow. but as far as the storm, the remnants of ida, tony, that appears to be behind us. >> that is good news. thank you very much. for more on the storm's path, we are joined by cbs news meteorologist and climate specialist jeff berardelli. jeff, good morning to you. what are you looking at? >> good morning, everyone. if you were watching yesterday, you heard me say this was a once in a century event. it turns out by some measurements it's a once in a 500-year event meaning we should only experience this once since the country's founding. that's how epic it was. the system made it way across new jersey, pennsylvania, connecticut, with rain rates up to four inches an hour. it's about to exit southeast new england. what's amazing about the system is it produced the heavy rainfall across the gulf coast, then a break, then a tremendous
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amount of heavy rain also in the northeast. what's going on? storm made landfall, 17 inches of rain along the gulf coast. it was supercharged again once it got to the new york city area, staten island getting 13 to 14 inches of rain. here's one of the reasons -- tropical connection of moisture. you see this tail of moisture extending into the gulf, into the atlantic, and all of it dumping on top of the new york city and pennsylvania area. and then number two, ida merged with a jet stream and a cold front. so it supercharged ida and wrung out the tropical moisture connection, wrung it on top of new york city, new jersey, the hudson valley, connecticut. and now that system is moving out to the east. the bottom line here is that a super-charged storm does obviously a lot more damage. remember, it didn't do much along the way, then it came back to life. >> so jeff, we talk about these storms as once in a century events or once in the history of the country events, and yet
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they're happening more frequently. it sure seems like. we're going to have to update our numbers. why? >> for sure. you know, what i like to say is climate change makes the impossible not only possible, but it makes it probable. the bottom line is a warmer atmosphere holds more moisture, like a bigger sponge. that can hold more moisture and wring out heavier rainfall. in the northeast you can see the clear trend on this graphic over the last six years. a 50% increase in heaviest rain events in new york city and across new england. and you can see the clear trend. when the air's two degrees warmer, which it is right now, it holds 8% more moisture. but storms do a really good job pulling all that extra moisture and kind of congregating it and kind of bolstering that even more. in harvey we saw 20 to 40% more rain than we would have seen during climate change. and the asphalt makes a big difference. >> i had to go to new jersey last night for a funeral. it was very, very scary on the roads. you call it a remnant. this is what a remnant looks like -- >> it's going to get worse in
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the future as we keep warming. >> we'll go to louisiana where they got the brunt of it. >> exactly. >> jeff, as always, my friend, thank you so much. president biden is also expected to visit louisiana tomorrow to survey ida's catastrophic impact there. we've been telling you hundreds of thousands of people are still without power, and many cannot get food, water, or fuel. omar villafranca is in kenner, louisiana. omar, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, vlad. more generators are being brought in, so we're starting to see some lights pop up across the city. that's going to be helpful when you're trying to clean up damage like this at this warehouse. the governor says there are more line workers in the state than at any other point in history. but for the hundreds of thousands still without power, things can't move fast enough. four days without power, and new orleans is starting to boil. >> it's hot, and tempers are fraying. >> reporter: long lines for military rations, ice, and fresh
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water. miss ebony jewel simmons says she walked ten miles just to fill her cart with supplies. >> i woke up this morning, i got me a pillow and a blanket, and i said i'm going to go there to sleep. >> reporter: there has been progress. >> yay. >> reporter: power was restored for more than 11,000 people in east new orleans. >> it was a blessing, you know. >> reporter: but many are still in the dark. >> if it's not by morning, i'm leaving. >> reporter: without water and power, the frustration is growing. but here on grand isle, the residents who live here haven't even had a chance to see what's left of their island. and for most of those 1,400 residents, there's not much to come back to. homes were blown apart by ida's ferocious winds. power lines snapped and twisted. seven miles of barrier island stripped of life-sustaining infrastructure. we surveyed the destruction with mayor david camardelle. >> 100% of the buildings, the
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homes and businesses, major damage. 85% is total. >> reporter: 85%? >> 85% to 95% is total. we have no food. we have no water. we shut the gas off, and we have no electricity. i wuld have never thought it -- i'm sorry. >> reporter: you got time to time here. you got memories here. >> yeah. >> reporter: those who stayed behind have started to rebuild, and supplies are starting to arrive. while the road to recovery will be long, david camardelle is determined to bring grand isle back better than ever. >> we were born and raised here. this is paradise. you know, as long as there's one grain of sand in grand isle, i'm going to plant the american flag. i can promise you that. >> reporter: at last check, nearly 3,000 people were staying in about 30 shelters across the state. in the age of covid, that is a concern. gayle? >> we feel for that man. thank you very much, omar. firefighters in california braved severe weather conditions overnight to protect the resort town of south lake tahoe from
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the massive caldor fire. the wind has died down just a bit, but the fire has expanded to more than 320 square miles. officials say it is expected to grow much larger before they can get it fully under control. carter evans has more on the story. good morning to you. >> reporter: well, good morning. the good news now, those high winds have finally calmed down. but the fire is still burning, and we're less than 50 yards away from homes that are heavily guarded by exhausted firefighters who have been battling this blaze for weeks with no clear end in sight. the caldor fire's pushing east toward the nevada state line over terrain so dry and dangerous officials say they may be forced to let it burn for miles. >> this is some steep, rugged, nasty country, and it's just not safe in a lot of it to put our firefighters up there in that stuff. >> reporter: many of the more than 4,200 firefighters attacking this blaze have been working nonstop for 19 straight days using everything from
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helicopter water drops to bulldozers and hand tools. so far they've been able to keep the flames away from south lake tahoe, partly by lighting backfires and clearing brush to slow the fire's advance. the wind's picking up now, but this fire is backing down the hill. that's what firefighters want to see. a big concern, though, are dead trees like this. if this were to catch fire, it could fall across the fire break they've built, endangering homes on the other side. as flames now approach the nevada state line, the threatened heavenly ski resort is being transformed into a base camp for firefighters. >> there's a lot of work to be done, a lot of threats still here with these small spot fires that are still burning down here. >> reporter: for battalion chief dave lauchner the battle is personal. he's in danger of losing his parents' cabin. fatigue has to come into play. you've been on this fire since the beginning. >> yeah. there are days where we're
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exhausted, but that's the job. we're ready to go, and we push through it. we're here until the end. >> reporter: one setback for firefighters this week, an entire strike team of 16 people was sidelined because of a covid outbreak. in california now, governor newsom is asking president biden for an emergency declaration so they can get federal assistance fighting this fire. vlad? >> carter evans for us. thank you. we have breaking news overnight from the supreme court. in a 5-4 vote the court refused to block a new texas law that is the most restrictive abortion law in the country. chief justice john roberts sided with the three liberals. the court's decision does not prevent it from considering this case in the future. abortion rights supporters are protesting while calling it unconstitutional. ben tracy is outside the supreme court. ben, good morning. >> reporter: vlad, good morning. in her dissent, justice sonia sotomayor called the court's decision stunning. she says this texas law flouts nearly 50 years of federal precedent. for now, this texas law which bans abortion after just six
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weeks of pregnancy, which is before most women even know they're pregnant, will remain in place. [ chants ] abortion rights protesters at the texas state capitol wednesday vowed to keep fighting. >> it is our right, our individual right to choose whether and when we're going to have children. >> reporter: across texas, abortion providers warned they may have to close their doors and that the new law will only lead to illegal and dangerous abortions. >> medical professionals, clergy members especially that were around before roe v. wade in '73 can tell you the horror stories. >> reporter: the texas law bans abortion once a so-called fetal heartbeat is detected. usually around six weeks. it also seemingly contradicts the supreme court decision in roe v. wade which guarantees the right to abortion until fetal viability which is about 22 to 24 weeks. the texas law also allows any
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private citizen to sue someone helping a woman get an abortion which includes doctors, clinic staff, or even someone who drives a woman to a clinic. those who win a lawsuit can be awarded at least $10,000. >> those are the ones who are breaking the law, who will be held liable for their criminal activity. >> reporter: elizabeth graham is vice president of texas right to life. she says anti-abortion advocates are now focused on a mississippi case the supreme court will hear this fall that could overturn roe v. wade. >> the justices will either have to strike down roe or say that life can be protected at this stage, and if life can be protected at this stage, we thereby concede that roe was a judicial concoction and is now no longer the law or the precedent of the land. >> reporter: now that mississippi law bans abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy, and supporters of that law are hoping the conservative majority here at the supreme court will use it to overturn roe v. wade. tony?
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>> ben, thank you very much. a federal judge has conditionally approved a plan for purdue pharma to dissolve and to settle its lawsuits over the role it played in america's opioid crisis. under the plan, the company's founders, the sackler family, would pay out $4.5 billion to individual victims and governments. the sacklers would also give up ownership in exchange for immunity from future lawsuits and would potentially be required to spend up to $10 billion to fight the opioid crisis. more than half a million americans have died from opioids over the past two decades, and that includes a record 93,000 in 2020 alone driven by the spread of fentanyl. the attorneys general of connecticut, the district of columbia, and washington state immediately announced they will either appeal the ruling or explore the possibility of doing so at the very least. to give you guys an idea of just how complex this was and how unsettling the conclusion is
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even for people involved in it, the judge in reading his decision from the bench called it a bitter result. then he spelled out b-i-t-t-e-r. he's frustrated because the sackler family, as he put from the bench, has money offshore in accounts that can't be touched. he does not feel the settlement encapsulates or reaches the full scale of their wealth. >> when we know that the settlement even at the maximum that somebody can receive is pretty paltry -- >> for victims' families, yeah. >> $48,000 -- >> compared to how much money is involved. >> exactly. and the lack of acknowledgment when it comes to cause and effect here. that's long been the case. we often when we have legal settlements, people do not acknowledge or accept guilt in the process. and so if you're a family who lost someone and you're convinced that the sackler family and purdue pharma was to blame, you don't have that satisfaction, that resignation. >> there are millions of families affected. ahead, a detox center that
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with a phony vaccination card. what officials say was obviously wrong with it. there was something that caught their eye. >> good. >> yeah. local news is coming up next. back this is a kpix5 news morning update. 7:26 and i'm gianna franco. the caldor fire has burned more than 207,000 acres and 23% contained with orders lifted for evacuations at pines and north el camino north of highway 50. there is a vegetation fire that raced up the hillside in marinwood yesterday, holding at 30 acres and 80% contained with the evacuation orders lifted. governor gavin newsom will be in san francisco, urging californians to vote no on the republican recall with a poll showing him in the lead with
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58% planning to vote no on their ballots. looking at the roadways, the san mateo bridge westbound 92 near foster city boulevard has a crash on the shoulder with brake lights working from midspan over to the foster city side. travel times, incredibly busy along highway 4 from antioch to the east shore, mostly in the pittsburg area with 111 minutes, tough. use alternates if you can. late running road work. more haze is pushing into the bay array with moderate air quality and in the yellow as we start. that will continue into tomorrow and the air quality advisory is in effect today and through friday with the surface concentration having hazy conditions in the north bay and the east bay and dipping if you smell gas, you're too close. leave the structure, call 911, keep people away,
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welcome back to "cbs this morning." as we learn more about the devastating floods in the northeast. as you can see here, the floodwaters overtook roads and subway tracks in new york city. look at this. the city was under its first ever flash flood emergency, and tragically several people lost their lives. mola lenghi is in middlesecox, w jersey, which also saw severe flooding. good morning again. >> reporter: good morning. we're at this intersection in middlesex, new jersey, where roads are flooded in all four directions. you can see either way up, down, every which way, these roads are flooded back into these neighborhoods. first responders have been evacuating homes in these neighborhoods, really all morning. this comes after a devastating
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day of severe weather really throughout the region. in southern new jersey, a tornado destroyed several homes and nmulica hill. when the data come in it could be one of the strongest ever seen in the state. rescue scenes like this one in philadelphia are taking place throughout the region. the fire department had to save an elderly woman from rising floodwaters. similar story here, the nearby rareton river could be flooding at 14 feet above flood stage, i should say, by tomorrow. still it seems the worst of the remnants of ida, the rainfall, the high, strong winds, that all appears to be behind us, gayle. >> yeah. it was a really scary night. it caught me so offguard even though i knew the rain was coming. it was much heavier i think than most people expected. thank you, mola lenghi. three aurora, colorado, police officers and two paramedics have been indicted on manslaughter and other charges in the death of 23-year-old elijah mcclain. now this indictment comes two years after mcclain was put into a choke hold and injected with a
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powerful sedative. last year, nationwide protests against racial injustice and police brutality brought increased attention to mcclain's death. our national correspondent, jericka duncan, spoke to his family. i have a right to stop you because you're being suspicious. >> reporter: 23-year-old elijah mcclain's pleas for protection and understanding were ignored by the officers who arrested him after they received calls about a suspicious person. >> i can't breathe. >> reporter: mcclain was walking home from a convenience store -- >> i'm different. i'm just different. >> when he said "i'm just different," i had to do everything in my power as a single mom to make sure he wasn't a statistic. he really was innocent. he didn't doing in wrong. >> reporter: his mother, sheneen mcclain, says her son was a kind soul who loved to play the violin. since his death two years ago, she's been praying for justice. >> he was a son, a nephew, a brother, and a friend. >> reporter: wednesday,
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colorado's attorney general announced a 32-count indictment against two current and one former police officer and two paramedics involved in the death. according to the indictment, mcclain was rendered unconscious, suffered hypoxia or lack of oxygen, and his physical and mental condition were impaired after officers placed him in several car on otid hole. they injected him with a drug used to sedate combative people. the dosage they administered was for someone more than 70 pounds heavier. mcclain was rushed to the hospital, later declared brain dead, and taken off life support. at first the district attorney declined to file charges in 2019 citing inconclusive evidence. as mcclain's death gained nationwide attention after the death of george floyd -- [ chants ] -- colorado's governor andin ju of 2020 designated the attorney general to investigate mr. speaker chain's death.
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>> we -- mcclain's death. >> we recognize that this will be difficult to prosecute. these types of cases always are. >> reporter: despite no evidence showing it, police claim mcclain reached for one of the officer's guns. the police union said in a statement, "our officers did nothing wrong a" and claim the charges are due to the hysterical overreaction to the case. his parents disagree. what did justice look like to you? >> can't bring my son back, but we can hold them accountable. >> reporter: if the three police officers and two paramedics are watching now, what do you want them to know? >> that they don't deserve the uniforms that they were wearing that night. they don't deserve to be in the field that they're in because they disrespect life. >> reporter: the aurora, colorado, city manager said in a statement that the employees have been suspended without pay pending the results of the case. one of the officers was fired last year after he texted photos mimicking the choke hold used
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that day. the firefighters union representing the two paramedics said it is standing by the legal process. it's worth noting that it is rare for officers to be charged, but even more rare for paramedics to be prosecuted. this is just a horrible story all the way around, and having spoken to both parents last night, it's obvious that they're still heartbroken. there's nothing that's going to bring their son back. and then to hear -- i think from the union, you know, saying there's no evidence that the officers caused his death and that this was folks being hysterical and overreacting doesn't, you know, help. >> at one point, one official said it was because he violently resisted arrest. and i remember this story very well because of his final words which i pulled today, he said in part, "i have no gun. i don't do stuff. i don't do any fighting. why are you talk with -- attacking me? i don't kill flies." he says, "you're beautiful, i love you. i'm sorry. i can't breathe correctly." you could tell this was a different kind of person.
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number one, he weighed 140 pounds. i weigh 169. so i was struck by that. that i weighed more than him. and the amount of -- of the chemical that was given to him -- >> the ketamine -- >> ketamine. was so much stronger than was necessary. you could tell by just listening to him -- we all saw the tape -- that he was different. >> he said it -- he said, "i'm different. i'm sorry. i'm an introvert." >> he was wearing a mask because of his asthmatic condition. >> and anemia. the police got a call to check it out. they checked it out. i don't understand how the check-out went from what's going on to everyone on the ground. >> and ultimate restraining. >> he wasn't guilty of anything. he was a guy walking down the street. >> police officers also claim that he said -- or tried to reach for the gun at one point. but we don't see that on video. >> we don't see that. when you listen to his final words, that also seems hard to believe. >> thank you so much. ahead, information about a huge effort to stop young people from spending too much time playing video games. see how people in china have to
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this morning we have a followup to a story from yesterday. how china is cracking down on children playing online video games. anyone under the age of 18 is only allowed to play three hours a week except during holidays. geez, thanks. it's part of a larger concern in china about the impact of too much game playing. some kids are even going to rehab to deal with it. ramy inocencio reports. >> reporter: in china, video games aren't just a pastime,
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they're a way of life for many youth. at packed cafes like this in beijing, it's game over after beijing announced a draconian crackdown on this kind of youth gaming culture. among the rules -- no playing video games at all from monday to thursday. and on friday, saturday, and sunday, play is limited to one hour a day between 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. state media pushing the government line, no industry can be allowed to destroy a generation. some of that generation find themselves here at a digital detox facility to fight addictions to video games, cell phones, even the internet. here young men and women live structured boot camp-style days with counseling and group therapy. accommodations are basic with a communal eating area. but they're not alone. their parents live here, too. it's all part of the program. this man told cbs news his son spent eight to nine hours on
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line each day and would steal his money, then disappear for months. this boy, unrelated, told us he fell in with bad people before being sent here. talron is the man behind this rehab. the director was a peep's liberation army colonel with a specialty in psychology. he says 85% of minors have some kind of internet addiction. we asked paul haswell, a tech and online media expert in hong kong, about the gaming crackdown. what does it mean for the tech industry, for the gaming industry? >> i think it's quite bad news -- bad news for the home-grown ones. i think ten cent will struggle most. >> one of the most popular games, "honor of kings." stock plunged 10% on august 3rd, losing $60 billion in market cap when state media described china's gaming culture as electronic drugs and spiritual opium.
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their stock has rebounded. beijing is protecting, many say policing the future generation, is more important than any company or any family. for "cbs this morning," ramy inocencio, hong kong. >> i mean, beyond the sort of -- as a gamer, i find it very strange to do that. but there are interesting aspects of why you would want children to play fewer hours on video games. >> yes. well, i mean -- >> i get that. but to be told that you can only play at this time on this day -- >> by the government -- >> is wrong -- >> i tried to talk to my 12-year-old, he said, dad, let me finish this game. and maybe we can talk about it. up next, vlad's got the
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♪ time for "what to watch." vlad, take it away. we've got great stories. i want to talk about all of them. >> really good stories we think you'll be talking about including this -- a 24-year-old woman from illinois was busted for allegedly using a fake covid vaccination card to visit hawaii. chloe mrozak was arrested at the airport as she was trying to leave honolulu to go home. check out -- if you're going to do this, check out how moderna is spelled on her card. m-a-d -- folks, kids, it's m-o-d. if you're going to do this, spell it right. it also said she got the shot in delaware where she actually lives in illinois. she's charged with violating haw hawaii's emergency safety rules. she could face a year in jail and a $5,000 fine. the state requires visitors to show proof of vaccination or negative covid test to avoid quarantine. no comment from mrozak. dozens across the united states are facing charges for falsifying vaccine cards which
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can be a federal offense. don't do it. >> what happened to her then? >> she's in jail according to "usa today." no comment from her because she couldn't post bail. so she's waiting for her next appearance next week. she's got a -- days and a weekend. that's labor day weekend for her. >> all that, have a record, been arrested. don't go to hawaii. stay home or get vaccinated. >> they're not saying you needed to be vaccinated, you could have a negative test. there were other ways. they called the state of delaware, is she in your state -- no. no person. there is possible help for long-suffering fans of the mcflurry at mcdonald's. they've had so many problems with ice cream machines breaking down, competitors have made social media posts mocking it. watch. >> we heard someone ice cream's machine was broken. can't relate, but good luck. >> now the federal trade commission is reportedly on the case. the "wall street journal" says the agency sent letters to mcdonald franchisees asking
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what's going on with the broken ice cream makers. owners of mcdonald's outlets have complained for a long time that the machines are too complicated and too hard to fix. but the national owners association, which is a group of franchisees, said, "we are tired of being the butt of late-night jokes. so are our customers and crews." my thought was over to you, colbert and cordon. >> two words -- dairy queen. dairy queen. >> the blizzard. >> the blizzard. >> okay, tony dokoupil. >> that's the original. >> we know where you stand. all right. there was little love at the u.s. open last night over a disruptive bathroom break. stefanos tsitsipas of greece, the number-three seed, left the court for nearly eight minutes, eight minutes, in the middle of his match against his opponent from france. you see manarino waiting. he spoke after the match. watch. >> i haven't done anything wrong. so i don't understand. sometimes we need a short break to do what we have to do. >> so the official grand slam
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this is a kpix5 news morning update. good morning. 7:56 and i'm gianna franco. berkeley announced that anyone eating in a restaurant, working out in a gym or an indoor show in the city will have to prove vaccination by september 10. parents rallied outside the cupertino union school district to demand distance learning. one parent claimed the dual this district doesn't tell when there's a positive covid case. a pedestrian was hit by a car late last night in concord outside the pleasant hill bart station. no word on the
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rirlgs thursday, september 2nd, 2021, we welcome you back to "cbs this morning." devastating and historic rain and floods in the northeast. the latest on the destruction from what was once "hurricane ida. we look at how working from home hurts small businesses that rely on people showing up in person. and losing loved ones to qanon. families being torn apart by baseless online theories. but first here's today's eye opener at 8:00. weather cutting a destructive path.
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bound brook flooded overnight, creating this mess you see here behind me. the roads impossible. >> the system made its way across new jersey, producing rain rates up to 4 inches an hour. >> there are more line workers than at any point in history. and for the hundreds of thousands still without power, things aren't moving fast enough. >> the fire is still burning and we're right across the street from dozens of homes that are heavily guarded by exhausted firefighters who have been on the fire for weeks. >> and called the court's decision stunning but for now, the texas law, which bans abortion after six weeks of pregnancy will remain in place. thrjs company that makes mrs. dash seasoning has come up with a new seasoning made from, get this, 26 candy bars. it combines the bar's crunchy cookie, soft caramel and milk
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chocolate flavors. you know what this would be great on? a snickers. >> you guys cook. any takers? >> i thinkia put it on some yogurt. that's called dessert. >> i'd eat that. we're going to begin with the extreme weather in the northeast. flash flooding from record-breaking rain killed at least 12, including eight in new york city. there are states of emergency in new york and new jersey, which saw tornados. this is the same system that devastated louisiana as hurricane ida. here in middle sxnew jersey. most of us had never seen anything like this and it was really scary. >> reporter: pretty intense stuff here, gale. first responders have been evacuating people from the homes and neighborhoods. three ow out of the four streets are completely flooded, as far as i can see. it was a wild night for people
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across several states as the remnants of ida tore down power lines and dangerous flooding and tornados up and down the east coast. the weather in the tristate area was so extreme that, for the first time ever, new york city was placed under a flash flood emerge aenls warning. up to a foot of water flooding parts of new york city. stranding people and nearly swallowing cars. the water gushing into people's homes, leaving 10s of thousands in the area without power. officers in the nypd have been responding to 911 calls of people stuck in the storm. you can see water pouring down in new york city subways. some lines are running again this morning. but all lines were shut down last night. the video at the newark international airport showed flooding there as well. the weather prompt dg lays and delays of flights. causing a headache there. in new jersey, not just intense flooding but homes destroyed by
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tornados. it was the strongest tornado to hit the state in 30 years. this appears to be another tornado that just touched down across the delaware river in pennsylvania. as you can imagine power outages being reported up and down the east coast with more than 200,000 people effected just in pennsylvania, new york, and new jersey alone. guys. >> glad to see the sun is shining. thank you very much. turning to the special series "the work shift." about how work has changed during the pandemic. the crisis has usered in a change that a lot of americans wanted for years, flexibility, the freedom to work remotely, the freedom to work from anywhere. for some, the end to being tied to an office is a reason to celebrate. but offices don't just create tall buildings, they created thousands of jobs to support those who worked inside them. and right now those jobs are at
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risk. ♪ working 9:00 to 5:00." >> reporter: america spent so much time obsessing about the office that sometimes it can feel like desk jobs are the only jobs around. >> clearing my desk. i can't concentrate. >> reporter: but for workers to be there, there need to be people like muhammad, who has run a news stand inside the manhattan. it was a dream job. >> a monday through friday business, not too many long hours. >> reporter: this was a good job to have? >> good job to have. >> reporter: but as the coronavirus spread, the city, the nation and our building closed, meaning the salim's were closed as well, for more than a year. when they finally could reopen, they found thousands of dollars
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worth of expired food that had to be tossed and repurchased. if you don't mind me asking which portion of your savings have you had to spend to stay afloat? >> already $25,000. >> reporter: muhammad has been driving for uber while waiting for his business to bounce back. but so far new york's grand reopening hasn't been so grand. how does the foot traffic and business today -- >> 10% people are here in the building, right? usually i do $1,000 a sale for a day. before. now it's like approximately $200. >> oh, wow. and what's happening here is happening all over. before the pandemic, hudson yard opened four fleeming new office buildings and dozens of food and retail locations to serve the workers inside them, workers who are only now trickling back. first day back since february
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2000. how many people are back in your office? >> not everyone and you have to be flexible. >> reporter: 10% back? 30% back? >> 20. >> reporter: 20%? okay. that means a lot less business for people like the local dry cleaner. >> hi, how are you? she's the manager here and deliveries where her delivery guy had heaps of clothes to be cleaned and pressed, he now walks away sometimes with nothing. business booming, big cart and this is now. >> now. sometimes it's empty. >> reporter: lately she's been calling long-time customers to see when or if their business might return. >> i try to make customer a family, like a flend. hi, how you doing? always say that to them. >> reporter: and are they going to come back to you? >> oh, i work at home.
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i'm with my mom. what can i say? okay. when you coming back? i don't know. maybe yes, maybe not. >> reporter: the reality is some may never comeback. office vacancies have risen above 16%. and one survey shows three-quarters of companies in new york have no plans to bring employees back full time. that fact is killing the hudson yard's cafe and the food cart's co owner. how are things going before coronavirus? >> oh, excellent. >> reporter: excellent? >> yes, excellent. >> reporter: but business is down 95%. pastries that used to sell out by 10:00 in the morning still crowd the window long after lunch. and when we met him, alex was close to his breaking point. >> i've been working really hard.
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>> all these months later, it's still difficult to process. how it all went so wrong so quickly and why towers that should be filled with people are not. >> you okay? >> yeah. >> reporter: what are you thinking? what are you feeling right now? >> i work too hard and i think for one day, you just lost everything. >> reporter: and there are a lot of livelihoods at stake here. businesses like food carts, dry cleaners, news stands, more than 150,000 americans, as of 2019, 28%, almost a third of the jobs disappeared lasts year alone and that may only be the start of a major shift, according to one expert, we'll talk about in our next hour, this could be the beginning of the end of the model.
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my eyes almost fell out of my head when muhammad said he spent almost 20,000 in savings. it's not like he's back in business and making his money. >> reporter: what i like about the journal fl and reporting you do, you often make us think about the place in our world and how we're interconnected and ways we don't often consider. he works in our building and we'd never thought about that. >> i was really touched by the man who got emotional with you. he said something poignant when you said i worked so hard and you lose it all in one day, through no fault of your own. >> he's at the pinnacle of his career. they worked for a years to get a corner like that. he was set up to make money and instead, it's going to go away. that number for jobs is the size of the oil and gash extraction industry. it's bigger than the coal
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industry. it's a major part of our economy and it's struggling. >> tony fauci said we control this. everybody can go back to work. you can go back to work. >> culturally we may decide we don't want to. >> if mr. salim is watching, i'm coming down stairs to buy some food. >> reporter: and we'll look at the exodus from big cities and small towns as people move closer to nature. see how population changes have
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"60 minutes plus" correspondent laurie seigel "60 minutes" plus correspondent said family ties are strained over qanon conspiracy theories, including a man whose girlfriend won't touch him because he's vaccinated. >> reporter: what's it like not to be able to touch the woman you love? >> it's sad. it hurts. >> reporter: why they say losing someone to qanon is like a death in the family. you're watching "cbs this morning." i gotta tell everyone. hey rita, you can earn 3% on dining, including takeout! bon appetit. hey kim, you earn 5% on travel purchased through chase! way ahead of you. hey neal, you can earn 3% at drug stores!!!
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" 660 minutes plus" is sharg the stories of people who say qanon damaged their relationships with loved ones. the strangers connectd on kwrkts non-casualties, an online community with more than 180,000 members. "60 minutes plus" correspondent laurie segall spoke to the group about their frustration and sense of loss at watching loved ones who they say have fallen into a web of conspiracy theories. >> how many of you have loved ones who support qanon? how many of you have loved ones who believe there's a global cabal of pedophiles who run a child sex trafficking ring? pretty extraordinary. even saying those words out loud. >> what's even stranger is hearing them say it.
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by now you've heard of qanon, the pro-trump web. conspiracy theories that began as a fringe group but has since exploded. these six people, sons, daughters, brothers, and partners, say that are bound by the loss of their loved ones to qanon. there's almost a lingo for what it is that you guys are experiencing. q siblings, q spouse, q parents, what does it mean to have q family? >> to not have them. they are lost to us. and we are clinging for the idea of them without the q. >> you guys are all in a sense united by loss and grief, but we're not talking about death. what's extraordinary is we're talking about conspiracies. >> and i think that they're very similar unfortunately. >> "60 minutes plus"
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correspondent and dot, dot, dot media founder laurie segall joins us now. laurie, these people are grieving the loss of loved ones as if they almost died. but they're not dead. what's this like for them? >> i mean, it's just devastating, right. and you saw all those people, you can see the pain is palpable. i mean, the tragic. one of the women, you'll hear her speak about how she, before this she struggled with thoughts of suicide and depression. but she said her father saved her life. and now fast forward a year later, she says she can't even speak to her father. she had to cut him off for mental health reasons. another man says he can't hold his girlfriend because he's been vaccinated and she says he's been jabbed. she believes he's, quote, shedding. really the -- >> there's a cover story in "people" magazine now about a father who everybody said was normal, devoted to his children, who killed his two young children because he believed something about qanon was affecting them.
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how does this happen to people who are seemingly so normal, so thoughtful, and so smart? >> i think that's what a lot of folks are struggling with. and i think there are a lot of different factors. one -- i would go ahead and say someone who's covered technology for a long time, look at the misinformation that's been going on line and been allowed to spread on line over the last couple of years. >> they believe the misinformation. >> people believe it. you click on one thing, it serves you up another thing, you add to this a pandemic where people have been isolated, they're home, looking for a community. really this is what a lot of this is. this is a community. so much so that our experts are calling this a public health crisis. they see people are self-radicalizing. they say we need to have education in schools about this. we need trusted voices to speak on it. >> so in the old days, a crazy person could put a flyer under your windshield wiper and you would ball it up, it's done. now the misinformation comes much more quickly. so is the answer for tech companies to take care of this? >> i think they should have taken care of this a long time ago. i mean, i remember the rise of
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qanon happened in 2017. facebook put an emphasis on facebook groups to build community. what they didn't realize at the time was they were helping people behind closed internet doors gather, and they didn't crack down on this for years. but i think now as our experts are saying, looking at that is almost a public health crisis where there's more information on this, there's more educational tools. one of our experts has a site called antidote where people can learn how to speak to their relatives who have fallen into conspiracy theories. i think that's something we've got to learn how to grapple with because this is almost a new normal. >> it really is. can't wait to see your report. laurie segall, thank you very much, as always. you can watch "qanon casualties" right now on "60 minutes plus," and paramount plus. ahead, history in the baking. we'll meet a woman who uses cookies to tell the stories of forgotten asian american pioneers. we'll be right back.
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coming up, a seattle man's stunning medical bill surprise to some this is a kpix5 news morning update. good morning. 8:25 and the caldor fire has now burned more than 207,000 acres and is just 23% contained. evacuation orders have been lifted for residents in pines, north of 50. soot and ash from the caldor fire could have lasting impact on the tahoe blue waters with researchers saying the soot covering the surface could disrupt the ecosystem and clarity. injury is expected to be seated in the trial of elizabeth holmes and prosecutors said the founder of theranos orchestrated a scheme to defraud patients, doctors and investors with bogus blood
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testing technology. looking at the roadways, toward the san mateo bridge, there is a crash just cleared on the foster city side with the peninsula side being busy. drive times are upwards of 30 minutes. give yourself a few extra minutes or use the dunbar bridge, looking better. they finally cleared the late running roadwork along highway 4, 71 minutes and tough to go from an attack to the east shore. busy in the south bay with 101 from san jose to sfo, 31 minutes. hazy skies and moderate air quality, below average once again. low to mid-70s at the peninsula and upper 80s for the south bay and the inland locations, 80 in concord and pleasant hill. around the bay, mid-60s in and 70 in oakland with daytime highs in the north bay. 76
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welcome back to "cbs this morning." it is that time to bring you some of the stories that are the "talk of the table" this morning. and tony, what have you got for us? >> i've got a little bit of a cultural add-on to the story that we reported earlier about america's shift to working remotely and how it's hurting a lot of businesses that rely on office workers like newsstands and dry cleaners. wethe author of "cubed: a secret history of the workplace." it's about how offices came to be and defined our skylines and culture in this relatively short history and how it may be going away. take a listen. >> right now we have pretty high vacancy rates across american
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cities. but even those vacancy rates probably understate the degree to which people won't be returning to offices. >> what does that mean for the guy with the coffee cart or the dry cleaner, the lunch spot? >> it's a real problem, and it's a real question. i think that they've already suffered, you know, over the last year and a half. and i think that it's not sustainable right now. >> so the big question is, like, all those buildings behind us are office buildings by and large. so what happens to them if only half of the people need to use them? they're going to have to be converted -- we'll need new comic strips, new sitcoms, new movies -- >> we're still not back 100%. i really do miss an officers full of people. -- office full of people. i do. >> i do, too. seeing colleagues, walking over to a producer and say, let's look at this, figure out how to do it -- >> i think it's a better work environment. you're right, tony, maybe the time -- maybe it has really changed permanently. hope not. >> and nakiel, the reason he's
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in a tie is he's a state senator, not a writer, and represent philadelphia. he's trying to figure this out for his own city. >> new paradigm, and we don't know it yet. >> continuing about working from home, be careful what you do during a zoom meeting. are we all zoomed out? yeah. a survey shows almost one in four bosses at u.s. companies has fired a worker for a video or audio conference mistake. most of these mistakes involve interfering with a virtual meeting, for instance not being able to share information or showing up late because of technical glitches. other problems include bad internet connections, frozen screens, and audio problems. now 42% of the bosses in the survey blame workers for the mishaps. i'll bet workers have something else to say about that. >> yeah. >> we're all in a zoom meeting and people are on mute, and you go, god, don't you have this right by now? until it happened to me the other day. gayle, you're on mute. you feel stupid with two oos, sorry. we're still navigating zoom.
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>> i mean -- >> i'm sick of it myself. >> it's not the worker's fault if your internet service provider is giving you less than ideal service. >> no. it's not. >> no. it's not. i hope these people get their jobs back. i have a feeling it may be something else. >> vlad? >> all right. i told you earlier about the "wonder years" reboot. >> yes. >> i have another one. >> don cheadle's doing that. >> yes. i told you about "the wonder years." my "talk of the table" is about another upcoming reboot. this one "the fresh prince of bel air." and will smith, who starred in the original sitcom, just revealed his replacement -- check out the surprise zoom call. we like this zoom call, gayle, where will breaks the good news to a young actor. watch this. >> from the deepest parts of my heart, i want to say congratulations to you. you have the role of will on
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"bel air." >> oh! thank you! i'm ready. i'm so ready, y'all. i'll ready to bite down. >> yeah. look at this -- he was finally there to sit on his throne as the fresh prince of bel air. jabari banks, his name, calls it a dream come true. according to "variety" he lives in west philadelphia, born and raised on the schoolground is where i spent most of my days. he graduated from university of the arts in philadelphia last year. of course the original show ran from 1990 to 1996. the reboot will stream on nbc. >> i hope jabari is a hedge star and gets -- huge star and gets to do original series. can we come up with a new idea people in hollywood, please? >> you're not a reboot fan? >> how many do there need to be? >> they were talking the other day about rebooting "entourage," which i think could be fun. i loved jabari's reaction, that he said he was ready. he looked like he was talking in his closet. >> that's a struggling actor,
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you know. >> yeah. >> that's the difference between starting off and being will smith. >> you go, jabari. that's great. good for will. i love will was clearly enjoying that moment, too. i like that. turning to a very important story about health care costs and how two similar surgeries ended up with two very different bills for one seattle man. his name is ely bair. he had related jaw surgeries at the same hospital under the same insurance provider. now bair thought that would mean similar medical costs. but he was oh, so wrong. his bill for the second procedure was nearly -- listen to this -- ten times higher. yep, ten times. we're looking at the story as part of our continuing "bill of the month" partnership with caser hecase kaiser health news and npr. ely bair had severe jaw pain until he underwent a two-part surgery to realign his mouth palate. he had health insurance that covered most of his first surgery on his upper jaw in 2018. he paid $3,000 out of pocket.
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bair switched jobs before his second surgery on his lower jaw in 2020 but still had premera and did the procedure at the same hospital. >> after the second surgery, that fixed everything. m.i.y migraines were gone. >> then the bills came. this time bair's out-of-pocket expenses totaled more than $27,000. he learned that having the same insurance provider did not mean the same coverage when he changed jobs. in his new plan, there was a $5,000 lifetime limit policy for jaw surgery. >> i was speechless because i had never heard of that. i had a little mini breakdown. the amount was pretty devastating. >> after bair filed a complaint with the state attorney general's office, the hospital lowered his bill to about $7,000. bair is paying that balance, but he feels blind sided. >> i feel like i have a lot of distrust in hospitals and the insurance industry. i just feel like the process is
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too confusing, and you know, could wind up devastating if you get a surprise bill. >> now premera insurance did not respond to our request for comment. in a statement to kaiser health news it said the plan details are available on line, and it highly recommends members to contact them to verify the benefits. the swedish hospital told cbs news that bair was billed for the care that he received. however, the surgeon advocated to get the bill lowered since the patient and the provider were not aware of the lifetime limit before his surgery. joining us now is dr. elisabeth rosenthal, she's the editor-in-chief of kaiser health news. good to see you. can you explain this insurance policy issue that ely was i are lying on in? oh, yeah -- relying on? >> oh, yeah. one of the things the affordable care act did was impose lifetime limits in ten essential categories. but jaw surgery is not one of them, and it's in this gray area between health insurance and
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medical insurance. and that'sely got trapped. so many of us assume that when we see the same name on our insurance cards the policies will work the same. what benefit you get from any one insurance depends largely on what your employer decides to give you. so in switching employers, he had the same looking insurance card, but the benefit were hugely different. >> it always seems so complicated to me. so what can people do before and after the surgery to avoid this happening to them? or is there anything you can do? are you frozen? >> she lost her -- >> i think -- >> i think one thing that's really important for people -- >> go ahead. go ahead. >> one thing that's really important for people to know is if you ask your doctor is this going to be covered, you know, they want it to be covered so they're going to say sure, it should be covered by your
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insurance.lely discovered, this 80-page booklet. his doctor didn't know. it's important to contact your insurer to verify those benefits. the second thing is if you don't get redress and you get the surprise bill, you know, good for ely, go to your state attorney general or your state consumer protection board. they may be able to help. and your doctor may be able to help. you know, patients and doctors shouldn't have to read 80-page booklets and the fine print to know if their essential surgery is going to be covered or not. >> you know, dr. elisabeth rosenthal, those 80-page boo booklets will get you every single time. i don't know anybody who's reading that stuff. thank you so much, even though we should. thank you. ahead, our "more perfect union" series looks at an artist's sweet tribute to trailblazing asian americans who are often
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our series "a more perfect union" aims to show that what unites us as americans is far greater than what divides us. i love this series. today we are sharing the story of an artist working to tell the stories of asian american icons who are often left out of the history books. and she's doing that by baking. that's right. adriana diaz first caught up with jasmine cho before the
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pandemic and before adriana's pregnancy with her soon-to-be-born baby. >> reporter: jasmine cho is an avid baker, but her confections aren't necessarily for consumption. >> they're not really intended to be eaten. they're intended to be digested internally. >> reporter: i like that. >> intellectually, yeah. it's their face, their identity. >> reporter: digested intellectually because of what and who they represent. people she's trying to rescue from the back burners of history. asian american icons who helped shape our country yet remain largely unknown. >> yeah, win a gold medal for the u.s. in olympic diving. he had to practice his diving
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into a sand pit because he was barred from entering the public pools in his neighborhood. so i always use a little bit of this -- >> reporter: jasmine bakes modern icons, too, likea seven . marian lien directs information on clgds and global awareness. when you first saw jasmine's across the boardies, what did you think? >> i thought so brilliant. so creative. so colorful. so everything that i want the world to think and see of us. >> we didn't get to see -- >> reporter: she said the cookies captivate students. >> they sit still to think, but it's a cookie. it's about something that's oh serious. and so then, you know, that struggle then starts to make just a little more indentation in the brain. >> reporter: growing up in los angeles, as the daughter of
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korean immigrants, jasmine was bullied over race. >> everyone was always throwing so many racial slurs at me. everything that you can think of like go back to your -- your country. >> reporter: that sense of exclusion deepened in school. given the lack of asian american stories and textbooks. a college elective filled the blanks. >> i remember even as a kid i thought why are we only always like 2% to 5% of america's population. and then i learned about all these exclusion laws that barred every demographic of asian people from coming into the country based on race. i'm like, oh, that's why. >> reporter: on campus at jasmine's alma mater, carlow university, we tested students' knowledge. most had trouble identifying the portraits. >> no. i have no idea. >> reporter: some recognized jasmine. >> wait. i saw you adt a ted-x event. >> this is my pride and joy.
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grace lee boggs, a chinese american activist. >> reporter: the university even invited her to create a mural. the significance is not lost on her. >> it's just -- yeah. i can't even -- >> reporter: overwhelming. >> yeah. like -- >> reporter: you okay? >> yeah, no. i haven't been able to really like even look at this because it -- it means a lot, you know. these are the stories and everything that i really yearned for throughout my life. and then to have the honor of being in the position to actually create it and to create something that's so everlasting, i'm just very honored. >> reporter: for "cbs this morning," adriana diaz, pittsburgh. >> wow. >> a big thank you to jasmine. so many things that we didn't -- i didn't know and that we're all learning. that's why these kind of stories are so important. i'm so glad that adriana did that one for us. >> the notion that, you know, we have people who contributed to
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the fabric of our society, and we don't know their names the way we know other names. >> right. >> i like when they said, "but it's a cookie." so serious, "it's a cookie." in the struggle is the art. >> making a difference. on our podcast we are joined by brett schulman, co-founder and ceo of the k the restaurant. how the chain navigated the pandemic. we'll be right back. when it comes to flooring, i'm hard to please. so, i go to floor & decor where they don't just know the difference between products, they live for it.
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from american hardwood to spanish porcelain to italian marble, i'm looking for inspiration from every part of the world. so, when it comes to discovering every imaginable tile, wood, laminate or stone without compromising my design, one aisle doesn't cut it. i need an entire store. now, i've got one. explore floor & decor in person or online at the x-rays from your urgent care visit look good. just stay off that leg, okay? what about my rec team? i'm all they got. next season. thanks doc. wow, he already scheduled my pt. i love doctors who work with athletes. does he know you tripped over a basketball? that's a sports injury. at kaiser permanente, we make getting care easy so you can get back on the court quicker.
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♪ ♪ looking like a true survivor feeling like a little kid ♪ >> i love this song. elton john spent lockdown making a new album. he enlisted the help of some of his close friends. some are famous like miley cyrus, stevie wonder, and nicki minaj. the album will be called, what else, "the lockdown sessions." it will debut on october 22nd. remember, elton john is in the middle of his farewell tour. he's taking three years to say good-bye. i actually want to go to his farewell concert. he was taking three years. there's been a pause, of course, because of the pandemic. now he's found something else to do while in lockdown, giving us the music. i like it. >> speaking of new sessions, we're rehearsing the relaunch show. vlad, you're excited about your
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graphic package. that's a tease. that's what's coming. >> for "what to watch." when we debut from times square. looking forward to that. >> that's tuesday. that ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ security at your fingertips. control feels good. chase. make more of what's yours.
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good morning. it's 8:55 and i'm len kiese. berkeley just announced that anyone wanting to eat in a restaurant or work out in a gym or see an indoor show in the city will have to show proof of covid-19 vaccine. that goes into effect september 10th. mopping up vegetation fire that raced up a hillside in marinwood yesterday. the fire is holding at 30 acres and 80% contained. allervax orders have been lifted. today, governor newsom will be in san francisco urging californians to vote no on the recall. 58% of voters are planning to vote no on the ballots. right now want to start off with traffic alert. heads-up if you are headed towards the golden gate bridge
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this morning. unfortunately we've got a crash here northbound 101 so this is a way from the golden gate bridge just as you head into the robin williams tunnel. lanes are blocked due to the injury crash. and traffic is backing up through there. so definitely give yourself a few extra minutes if you have the option and depending on where the commute takes you might want to consider using the richmond-san rafael bridge or maybe even ferries. westbound highway 4 starting to look a little bit better still about an hour commute to go from antioch to the seashore. that is due to early morning road work and everything is now cleared but just taking some time to recover. mary? hazy skies for today but moderate air quality. we are looking at temperatures cool and below average for one more day of this before we warm up for the holiday weekend. low to mid-70s for the peninsula and upper 70s to low 80s for the south bay and the inland east bay locations. upper 70s to low 80s for the tri-valley and 70 in oakland and for the north bay daytime highs in the low
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