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for more news download the cbs news app on your cell phone or connected tv. i'm tom hanson, cbs news, new it's wednesday, september 22nd, 2021. this is the "cbs morning news." diplomatic drive. president biden convenes a coronavirus summit of world leaders this morning, a day after urging unity in his first u.n. address. his ambitious vaccine goal. breaking overnight, haitians freed. thousands of migrants reportedly released into the u.s. the newest developments amid a mass deportation effort. stars remembered. tributes to two celebrities lost and their mark on the entertainment world. good morning. i'm diane king hall in for anne-marie green. we begin with president biden
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hosting a virtual coronavirus summit of world leaders this morning. it's part of his latest push for global cooperation. in his first address before the u.n. general assembly yesterday, he urged unity on covid and climate change. he stressed america is ready to reengage with other countries following strained tensions in the past. bradley blackburn is in new york with more. bradley, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the president stayed at the u.n. just a short time yesterday due to coronavirus concerns, but he is focused on diplomacy. he has one-on-one meetings scheduled with world leaders this week, and this morning hosting that summit on the globe's biggest challenge -- the pandemic. president biden called for cooperation during his address yesterday at the u.n. general assembly. part of his push to re-establish the u.s. as a leader on the world stage. >> i stand here today for the first time in 20 years with the united states not at war. we've turned the page. we're opening a new era of relentless diplomacy. >> reporter: as part of that new
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era, the president urged other wealthy nations to step up in the fight against the coronavirus. >> we need to act now to get shots in arms as fast as possible and expand access to oxygen, tests, treatments, to save lives around the world. >> reporter: after the speech, the president returned to washington for a sit-down with british prime minister boris johnson. >> it's fantastic to see the united states really stepping up and showing a lead, a real, real lead. >> reporter: johnson also met with vice president kamala harris on tuesday. today she and the president will host a virtual pandemic summit from the white house. the summit has an ambitious goal to develop a plan to vaccinate at least 70% of the world's population against covid-19. >> bombs and bullets cannot defend against covid-19 or future variants. to fight this virus we need a collective act of science and political will.
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>> reporter: the coronavirus has claimed more than 4.7 million lives around the globe, including over 678,000 in the u.s. both the u.s. and china also made promises yesterday about combating climate change. president biden said the u.s. will double funds by 2024 to help developing nations tackle climate change, and china's leader promised they will not be build any new coal-fired power plants abroad. >> bradley blackburn in new york. our thanks to you. there are breaking developments from the texas border. thousands of haitian migrants have reportedly been released into the u.s. the "associated press" says u.s. officials have freed haitians on a, quote, very large scale in recent days. the move would undercut the white house effort to expel them back to their homeland. the u.s. government took action against border patrol agents who were on horseback, appearing to intimidate migrants. dhs secretary alejandro mayorkas said the agents at the center of the
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utsts. as for migrants stuck at the border, they face a tough choice -- cross back into mexico or fly back to haiti where some have not lived in years. manuel bojorquez reports. >> reporter: the flashpoint this makeshift camp in del rio, texas, between a mass deportation effort and haitians fleeing back to mexico. fewer than 10,000 migrants now remain at the camp. to escape deportation, some were forced to cross the chest-high refer holding their children above their heads. even though this stretch of the rio grande is shallower, it is still dangerous. and here you have at least one family crossing with two small children trying to get back to the u.s. for processing. on the other side of the border, mexico is also cracking down. authorities took this man and child into custody. here a migrant is kicked in the head by mexican immigration agents. and more migrants may be on the way.
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as many as 20,000, many of them haitian, remain bottlenecked in colombia awaiting their chance to continue their journey to the u.s. gregorio gianpierre arrived with his wife and child. he crossed to mexico looking for food for them. you heard about the deportation, what do you think? why do that? [ speaking foreign language ] do you have anything in haiti? >> no, no. >> reporter: the mass migration of haitians to the u.s. has been years in the making. many moved to central and south america after the 2010 earthquake in haiti. but poor economic conditions and false information have them making the journey to the u.s. border. three years ago i left haiti, i sold my lands to go to chile. we find out biden said we could enter so we entered. rumors of asylum in the u.s. were not true. they now across to the mexican side for food to bring back to the campsite. with officials in mexico also limiting their movements, they're essentially stuck with
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their greatest fear -- deportation -- quickly becoming a reality. manuel bojorquez, cbs news, mexico. there are new details in the case of gabby petito, the woman who vanished during a cross-country trip with her fiance. a coroner confirmed the human remains found in a wyoming park are those of the 22-year-old. officials determined petito was determined to be a homicide victim, but an official cause of death has not been released. meantime, the search for her fiance, brian laundrie, is intensifying. authorities are resuming their search at a swampy florida preserve to look for him. >> terrain is very difficult. essentially 75% of it's under water. and other areas that are dry we're trying to clear. >> laundrie, named a person of interest, told his family he was going on a hike last week and has not been seen since. this morning, a magnitude 5.8 earthquake rocked melbourne,
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australia. one tv station was live on the air for the morning show when the studio started to shake lightly. officials say there were no reports of any serious injuries. the earthquake damaged buildings along chappelle street in melbourne. debris was spotted on the street. tribute are pouring in for two people who made their mark in the entertainment world. actor willie garson died. he was known for playing stanford on "sex and the city" series and movies. a cause has not been released. co-star cynthia nixon said, "he was endlessly funny on screen and in real life." willie garson was 57 years old. ♪ meantime, legendary r&b singer sarah dash also died. she co-founded the all-female singing group labelle with patti labelle. the group was best know for their 1974 hit "lady marmalade." no cause of death has been
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released. dash was 76 years old. coming up, smoke and flames at the superdome in new orleans. what sparked this fire emergency at the home of the saints. later, a luxury toy for 007 fans. a limited edition aston martin for kids is rolling out. how much it will set you back. this is the "cbs morning news." news." look at these mighty quaker oats. small in size, epic in taste. heart-healthy a good source of fiber. and provides lasting energy. there's no denying delicious quaker oats are the grain of all time. quaker oats. a super-trusted superfood. hey! it's me! your dry skin! i'm craving something we're missing. the ceramides in cerave. they help restore my natural barrier, so i can lock in moisture. we've got to have each other's backs. cerave. developed with dermatologists. i'm not getting through the pandemic just to end up with the flu. i asked for fluzone high-dose quadrivalent. it's the #1-used flu vaccine for people 65 and older.
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those are some of the headlines on the "morning newsstand". the new orleans "times-picayune" reports a portion of the superdome roof caught fire. officials say a pressure washer being used to clean the roof yesterday started the fire. one worker was taken to the hospital with minor burns. employees inside the superdome were evacuated. the stadium is home to the new orleans saints who have been practicing in texas after hurricane ida hit. they're scheduled to return to the superdome for a game on october 3rd. the "associated press" says the afghanistan girls national soccer team was given asylum in portugal. the girls and their families arrived in lisbon on sunday. they had been desperately trying to leave since u.s. forces withdrew from afghanistan last month. they were fearful of what life might be like under taliban rule. >> they're extremely thankful. they don't know what to say. again, they can't fathom that they're out of afghanistan. they're still in a state of shock and can't believe it.
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>> the rescue mission was coordinated with the taliban through an international coalition that included u.s. military and intelligence officials. and "usa today" says the u.s. space force released prototypes of what its uniforms will look like. they feature a dark navy coat, gray pants, and six buttons. the buttons are meant to symbolize the space force as the sixth branch of the american military. twitter users said the uniforms looked like those seen on "battle star galactica "and "star trek." coming up, actress mayim bialik sits down with "glamour" magazine and makes a confession about her role on "jeopardy!". n about her role on "jeopardy!". rheumatoid arthritis. e and take. it. on... ...with rinvoq. rinvoq a once-daily pill can dramatically improve symptoms... rinvoq helps tame pain, stiffness, swelling. and for some rinvoq can even significantly reduce ra fatigue.
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on the cbs "money watch," two major airlines face an antitrust suit, and there's a pint-sized version of james bond's favorite car. elise preston is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, elise. >> reporter: good morning, diane. investors will be anxiously waiting to hear from fed chair jerome powell this afternoon after the fed wraps up a two-day meeting. yesterday stocks ended mixed after a volatile session. te dow fell 50 points, the nasdaq gained 32 points, and the s&p 500 lost 3 points. the justice department found a lawsuit to stop a partnership between american airlines and jetblue. last year the airliners announced they would start to coordinate flights in the northeast and have begun to do so. government antitrust lawyers said the move will reduce competition and lead to higher fares. american and jetblue says there is no evidence of that, and they're vowing to fight the lawsuit. mcdonald's is looking to
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phase out those plastic toys in kids' happy meals worldwide by 2025. the fast food chain says it's working with toy companies to develop new ideas like board games with plant based or recycled pieces. mcdonald's is also exploring used recycled plastic toys to make new restaurant trays. the company says its new goal will reduce its virgin plastic use by 90% compared to 2018 levels. and now kids can own a mini aston martin. the little car company created a replica of the classic car to celebrate the release of the upcoming james bond movie "no time to die." the battery-powered vehicle is two-thirds the size of the real car. features include toy machine guns that come out of the front as the headlights retract. it's also large enough for adults to go for a spin. the price -- $120,000. diane, there's only 125 of these so-called toys being made.
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who is buying this for their kid? >> well, first of all, i am glad my child is asleep because he would want one. mommy, did you see that car? and the fact that a grown-up can get in, you can ride with me. no, no. we can't -- >> no. >> we can't do that -- >> if it's not like $15 or less, i'm not buying it. >> it's not hot wheels money. i'm sorry. elise preston at the new york stock exchange, thank you. up next, a first pitch blunder. we'll show you which celebrity went a little wild at wrigley field. dad, we got this. we got this. we got this. we got this. we got this. yay! we got this. we got this! life is for living. we got this! let's partner for all of it.
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here's a look at the forecast in some cities around the country. ♪ actress mayim bialik says she wants to host "jeopardy!" full-time. the star told "glamour" magazine there's no other job she would rather have. last month bialik, also a neuroscientiest, was named to host the primetime specials and tournaments. last week sony said she and former champion ken jennings will fill in as hosts after the departure of mike richards. we're getting a first peek at the upcoming netflix documentary about the controversial britney spears
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conservatorship. yesterday the streaming service had a clip of the singer leaving a message for an attorney in 2009. >> hi, my name is britney spears. i called you earlier. i'm calling because i just wanted to make sure we're in the process of ending the conservatorship. >> the documentary "britney versus spears" is scheduled to drop next tuesday. we're also getting a preview of a new museum in los angeles dedicated to the art of filmmaking. the academy museum of motion pictures is set to open to the public next week. movie memorabilia will be on display including a pair of red slippers from the "wizard of oz." the rose bud sled from "citizen kane" and characters from "star wars." tom hanks, a member of the the board of trustees for the academy, talked about the importance of having a showcase for the movie business in l.a. >> we need to celebrate everything that this town has brought to the world and everything art form has brought to the world in order to bring people together. >> the museum will also address hollywood controversies such as the lack of on-screen diversity
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and the me too movement that exposed sexual harassment. and mma star conor mcgregor might want to stick to mixed martial arts. >> i didn't teach him how to play baseball, okay? >> whoa! man! >> oh, mcgregor's aim was way off when he threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the chicago cubs game at wrigley field. the tight suit jacket he was wearing might have had something to do with why his pitch was just a bit outside. coming up on "cbs mornings," drew barrymore stops by the times square studio to tell us about season two of her emmy-nominated talk show "the drew barrymore show." i'm diane king hall. this is the "cbs morning news." . this is the "cbs morning news."
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our top stories this morning world leadon way end thehost a paemic. he's expected to push well-off nations to do more to get the
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crisis under control. the president is also expected to announce additional u.s. commitments at the meeting. and thousands of haitian migrants camped in a small texas town have reportedly been released into the u.s. the "associated press" says u.s. officials freed them on a very large scale in recent days. the action would undercut the white house effort to expel them back to their homeland. a few years ago a ceo did something completely unexpected. he gave generous raises to all his employees. since then the employees have been busy growing their families. here's carter evans. >> reporter: co-workers carrie chen and alex franklin are proud new parents, but at their office, it's no surprise. you weren't the only ones that had a baby. >> no. everybody had a baby. >> do you love her? >> baby. >> reporter: 66 new babies in a company with just over 200 employees. why do you think that's
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happening? >> we can afford it. i think that's like plain and simple. >> reporter: all the birth announcements came after this big announcement in 2015 -- >> we're going to have a minimum $70,000 pay rate for everyone that works here. [ applause ] >> reporter: since the ratings and gravity payments, ceo dan price says ten times more employees own homes, 70% of them paid down debt, and now there's a baby boom all born from an economic boom. >> hi. if you pay people more, not only do their lives get better, the company gets better, and everybody's more successful. >> cheers. >> we are right on track for the american dream. you know, we have a beautiful baby boy, a wonderful home. >> reporter: and the company family is still growing. seven more babies are on the way. carter evans, cbs news, seattle. >> get it. ♪
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coming up on "cbs mornings," a warning about off-label use of covid vaccines for kids under the age of 12. dr. jon lapook tells us about the importance of waiting for fda authorization. plus, only on "cbs mornings," rare access to the fbi archive. jeff pegues shows us the artifacts in evidence from some of our country's most notorious crimes. and drew barrymore stops by the times square studio to tell us about season two of her emmy-nominated talk show "the drew barrymore show." that's the "cbs morning news" for this wednesday. thank you for watching. i'm diane king hall. have a great day. ♪
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