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york, which is going through a crime wave of its own. >> reporter: today president biden promised police officers on the frontlines of the violence that they would get help. >> the answer's not to defund the police. for trierlit's to gu the tools, training to be partners and protectors. >> reporter: he visited the city within days of two funerals for nypd officers shot and killed by a man armed with a gun equipped with a high-capacity magazine capable of holding 40 rounds. just a month into the new year, six nypd officers have been shot. new york's mayor called for action to stop the violence. >> we're in solidarity to deal with the issue of violence that has become pervasive in, not only new york city, but across america. >> reporter: in 2021, there was
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a nearly 12% increase in gun violence murders compared to the year before. law enforcement officials acknowledge that in some cases they are out gunned. by suspects armed with manufactured weapons or so-called ghost guns converted to a legal machine gun. >> we haven't seen so many machine guns used in crimes since prohibition. your average law enforcement officer is not armed with a machine gun. increasingly criminals are. >> and jeff, what is the administration proposing to do to get the ghost guns off the streets? >> reporter: today the justice department announced a new initiative that would toughen penalties for suspects caught committing crimes with ghost guns. city residents in new york hoping for some sort of relief. shootings are up more than 32%. so far this year. >> thank you. all right.
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some sad news as officials in california are trying determine the motive for a deadly shooting. aboard a grey hound bus. four others were wounded, including an 11-year-old girl and a 25-year-old pregnant woman who remains in critical condition. the suspect was later captured at a walmart. the cbs overnight news will be right back.
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living out of his car. >> one of the hardest things any homeless person goes through is the constant disrespect they get from every person that is walking the street or driving. it sucks. being on the street. >> reporter: so he decided to turn to a shelter. >> i thought it was going to be like every other shelter i've been to where they really didn't give a care about the people. but that was not the case. >> reporter: he ended up at the chapman partnership. everyone who comes through is assigned a case manager to monitor their progress. 20% of the homeless aren't jobless. they just can't afford to make ends meet and more than 40% are families with children who also attend classs, even banking courses. samaria is the ceo. people would think if you provide a warm meal, shelter, clothes, that, that's the
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truditional approach. that's not enough. >> we certainly do all of that. but we believe once we settle on your basic needs, we need give you more. >> reporter: this does require an investment from the community. the 800 beds and program ss are largely funded by a food and beverage tax. she brings her harvard business degree and experience in the corporate world to a cause that's also personal. her uncle, billy ray bland, died homeless. >> by the time he came in from the streets, it was too late. >> reporter: it wasn't too late for people like chris benm. here is after learning to operate a forklift. and here he is now. so, what's the future for you? >> the future is hopefully staying with this company and actually -- and growing in it. >> reporter: and it feels good? >> it does.
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>> reporter: feels good to head in a new direction. for eye on america. miami. >> we need more programs like that. and still ahead. why protesters in chicago are outraged after an ex-cop convicted of murder was suddenly released from prison. and why facebook's parent company lost and why mark zuckerberg personally lost.
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tonight there are protests and growing calls for an ex-chicago police officer to face federal charges in ela mcd he was released after serving les than half his sentence. he was convicted more than four years after he fired 16 bullets into the teen as he pulled away from police while holding a knife. facebook's parent company, meta suffered historic losses after weaker than expected earnings. the stock was down more than 26% at the close. costing the company more than $200 billion in market value. facebook founder mark zuckerberg's personal net worth dropped more than 2$200 billion. they blame it on rivals like tiktok. four members of boris
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johnson's inner circlea resigne. they quit within hours from each other. he's under fire after it was h discovered he hosted more than a dozen drinking parties while under strict covid lockdowns. and experience really is the best teacher.
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>> reporter: king's chemo tips and tricks. about 30 fixes in every box. >> i don't know what it is. >> it just washed the taste down. >> reporter: more than 100 boxes shipped to chemo patients. >> i love it. >> reporter: also fighting colon cancer. >> just to know someone is think about you and knows what you're going through. >> reporter: every package, about 20 go out a month, opens a sense of community. >> there are a lot of dark times during cancer. >> reporter: your stepping in the light together? >> stepping in the light together. >> reporter: she's shipping compassion one box at a time. mobile, alabama. >> and that's the overnight news for this friday. some fr some of you the news continues, for others, check back for cbs mornings. and follow us at any time on cbs
3:29 am reporting from the nation's capitol, i'm nora o'donnell. ♪ this is cbs news flash. i'm tom hanson in new york. one of the men convicted in the killing of 25-year-old ahmaud arbery will no longer plead guilty to federal hate crime charges. greg mcmichael will stand trial again after a georgia judge rejected the term oofz plea deal.tenc to life in prison last fall. southwest airlines is bringing booze back starting february 16th. the largest domestic carrier banned alcohol sales early in the pandemic after several in-flight alterations. and in just a few hours, the opening ceremony begins for the beijing olympic games. the scaled-back skeptical will take place at beijing's national
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stadium. some events like curling and ice hockey are already underway. ♪ >> announcer: this is the cbs overnight news. good evening and thank you so much for joining us. massive winter storm impacting more than a third of the country. the to maine. heavy snowfall made for slick roads and dangerous travel conditions. and the storm turned deadly with at least two deaths blamedn on the weather. the air wasn't oo any better. thousands of flights were cancelled. dallas fort worth airport was forced to shut down their runways altogether. more than 250,000 customers are
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without power after freezing rain and ice downed trees and power lines from texas to ohio. tennessee with more than 140,000 without power and we have breaking news. severe weather lead to a large tornado in alabama that killed at least one and destroyed several homes about 70 miles southwest of birmingham. we have two reports on the monster storm, starting with chris van cleave from dallas. good evening, chris. >> reporter: the big concern remains the power. it is frigid and with windchill feels like about nine degrees. d it is a re to get the or as ople as pose.there are t who worry, eve t lights ck on the tonight texas on ice. among the 10s of thousands without power amid plunging temperatures. more than 100 homes in this neighborhood just outside of dallas.
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>> we lost power last night. >> reporter: they lost power around 1:00 this morning. stase is a diabetic and worried her insulin would spoil. then a moment of relief. your lights came back on. is that a relief? >> yeah but we don't trust it. >> reporter: the outage is a frigid reminder of last year's deadly storm that crippled the lone star state. but this time the outages are spotty. merny caused by iced over trees bringing down power lines. >> we're dealing with one of the most significant icing events in the state of texas. >> reporter: more than 136,000 have lost power int tennessee alone. they caused several deaths including this that fell on the road below.
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across the country, sfloe, sleet and ice made driving treacherous. stranded trucks lined the stretch in illinois. the storm even triggered tornado warnings with reports of damage and people trapped. back in texas, all flights in and out of dallas fort worth airport were stopped for hours after the runways iced over. nationwide more than 5,000 flights were cancelled today alone. the most singleal cancellations due to a weather event since 2017. and after traveling for a church conference, her flight was cancelled. >> we're trying to find a place to sleep tonight. >> let's bring in the weather channel's mike in snowy cleveland. >> reporter: a winter storm from texas through new england. in ohio and cleveland, an absolute beating from the winter storm.
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temperatures that dropped to the 20s and visibility that's next to nothing. you can see how desolate it is here. in downtown cleveland, along the lake front. lake traffic and snow-covered roads. all of this beginning to wrap up overnight. moves into the northeast. the problem is the temperatures biting cold after the snow. a lot of places, more than 70 million americans, will see temperatures in the single digits. one storm people won't soon forget. >> thank you. well, tonight we have new details about the overnight raid in syria that lead to death of one of the world's most wanted men. the mission took months of planning and they did dozens of rehearsals to make sure they were prepared for the risky operation. david martin reports the terrorist blew himself up and troops had to identify him with a fingerprint and dna match. >> reporter: they set aught to
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capture the isis leader but abu ibrahim al hashimi al qurayshi blew himself up along with his wife and three children. the explosion sent bodies flying. >> he chose to blow himself up, not is the vest but to blow up the third floor rather than face justice for the crimes he's committed. >> reporter: nighttime video opicks up the sounds of the raid. the commandos came in by helicopters and using bull horns to warn a family to get out while they could. after al qurayshi blew himself up, one of his lieutenants and his wife had barricaded themselves. both were killed, along with a child. the president, who approved the operation, after being shown a
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scale model of the house, ordered a ground raid to avoid civilian casualties. >> knowing he chose to surround himself with families, including children. we chose a special forces raid, at much greater risk to our people, rather than target with an air strike. >> reporter: they were on the ground for two hours, long enough to identify al qurayshi's body and seize cell phones and laptops. the blackhawk helicopter had to be left behind and destroyed in an air strike. a similar aid captured al baghdadi. but he too blew himself up. general frank mckinsey commanded both missions. >> while baghdady was iconic and a philosopher figure, guy was more of an operational planner and director of operations. >> reporter: he's blamed for rapes of the yezidi people in
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iraq and freeing prisoners from syria. 10 got out alive, seven killed, three children. they blame all the deaths on isis. but defense secretary austin promised to look at whether u.s. actions caused any harm to innocent civilians. nora. >> the cbs overnight news will be right back.
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welcome back to the overnight news. we have a follow up on former miami dolphins head coach, flores, who accuses the nfl and three of its teams of racial discrimination in hiring. dolphins owner, stephen ross, strongly denied the allegations that he offered flores bonuses to lose games on purpose. at the same time another former coach, hue jackson, has made a similar claim against his former team, the cleveland browns.
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>> i think it hurt my standing within the org inanization and reason i was let go. >> reporter: brian flores described his claims that stephen ross offered 100,000 for each game lost so the club could secure better draft picks. >> this game changed my life. so, to attack the integrity eof the game, that's what i felt was happening in that instance. >> and atthat was dolphins owne? >> yes. >> reporter: the owner says the allegations are false, malicious and defamatory. saying he will cooperate fully and welcomes an investigation. and flores is claiming racial discrimination. the dolphins denied any allegations and the nfl has not responded to our request for
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comment into the alleged tanking scheme involving ross. >> no head coach is going to survive if you lose a lot of games. >> reporter: now in an interview, former head coach says he had been offered a similar incentive by his team. >> i tried to sound this alarm a while back but nobody wanted to listen because the record was so bad. >> reporter: they had a four-year plan that incentivized losing. he learned the number one overall draft picks in back-to-back years. >> i wasn't offered 100$100,000r every game but there was a substantial amount of money based on what happened in the situation every year at the end of it. >> reporter: jackson says he spoke to raunger roger goodell about his concerns but there were no changes. >> i immediately called the national football league and talked to roger goodell about what i thought was going on. so, this is not new.
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o >> >> we asked the cleveland browns and nfl. but a spokesperson said, quote, any accusation that any member of our organization was incentivized to lose games is categorically false. and janine and mike harvey say a dna kit revealed their daughter, now nearly 29, is not genetically related to her father. but to a stranger instead. now they're suing, alleging the doctor and hospital they trusted at the time made an unthinkable error. cbs's anna werner has been speaking with the family. >> reporter: the events that changed their live said, mike and janine harvey say, began when they went to a akron city fertility clinic in 1991 for help getting pregnant.
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where the idea is to inject her husband's sperm directly to the uterus to increase chances of pregnant. daughter jessica arrived the next year and grew up especially proud of her italian heritage on her father's side. so much so she planned to visit italy with her husband to celebrate her 30th birthday. >> my whole life i've been so proud of where i came from, what makes mimi today. >> reporter: to help trace relatives in italy, she took an ancestry dna test and then got the shock of her life. >> i'm sitting at my desk and there's english, irish, welsh, german. i'm like where's the italian? nothing. >>er. >> reporter: says the test showed no connection to her
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father. >> i knew something was wrong from the get go. >> reporter: and another test confirmed it. the probability her father was actually her father. the test says zero percent. >> it didn't seem real. i was in the delivery room. >> i'm like wait a minute, i carried a total stranger's child for nine months. and who is the other half of the child belong to? >> reporter: they're suing the health system doctor actually the injected sperm from a different man, who the complaint says, along with his wife, was undergoing fertility treatments with the same doctor at the same time as the harveys. the family's attorney. >> it shouldn't be that the fertility clinic transferred some stranger's sperm into mrs. harvey's body. it's not okay. it's not okay under the law. it's not okay under any sense of
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medical ethics and shouldn't happen either. >> reporter: the doctor did not respond to our request for comment. they said in a statement, we take this allegation seriously and understand the impact it has on the family. we have not met with the family or conducted testing of our own. professor doug fox, says these cases can be tough to win in court. >> courts tend to say something like you wanted a kid. you got a kid. even a healthy one. so, what are you complaining about? how are you worse off than you otherwise would have been? >> reporter: fox says 24 states have bans on suing over wrongful births. he believes there should be a way to sue over problems with procedures like fertility treatments, even if a healthy child is born. as for the harveys, they want change. >> it shouldn't be gambling when you're creating a human being, a
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life. >> and summa health system says given the amount of time that's passed, it remains our hope that the attorneys representing the family will work with us to make the next step a priority. that's in reference to meeting with the family and doing the own round of testing. she has spoken to her biological father. he was pleased to have a child and had gone his entire life thinking he never had any children and now he told her he has a daughter.
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anxiety and covid concerns. everyone heading to the games had to make serious preparations. >> i just ghot to the testing center. we have to get a test at 76 hours out and 96 hours out. >> reporter: getting to the games required a series of invasive tetss and using a chinese-created app. they had to be uploaded and reviewed by organizers. >> i'm happy -- >> reporter: finally approved, we could board our flights but flights restricted to carry only olympic participants and deliver us directly to the beijing bubble. during a layover in paris, we bumped into brazil's skeleton team member. >> it's been even harder trying to hide from covid.
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we knew we qualified but couldn't really celebrate. >> final passage, a 10-hour flight complete with on-board temperature checks. we were temperature checked on the plane. we're now going up, starting our series of procedures. >> reporter: airport greeters in full ppe garb, escorted us through a final check and throat swabs. after two days of travel, in the homestretch, waiting for the luggage, we met the jamaican bob sled team who agreed it was an olympian effort just to get on chinese soil. >> i think i had to do frooiv tests before i got on the plane. now that we're actually here, it's amazing. >> reporter: the airport testing has proven to be where most of the positive cases have been detected. american bobsledder was among those positive. she's now isolated from her
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yeho travel ong and this doctor says it's a three-tiered approach. >> the testing process eventually takes them out ofthe process. each of the levels, people who might be coming infectious are identified from the time we get the closed loop. it's a very low level of people testing positive. >> aka the bubble. secure buses to and from venues and hotels. plexiglass and robots cleaning the floors and serving meals. no contact with anyone from mainland china and yes, more testing every day. >> we're almost to china. >> reporter: many athletes consider it a win to get past the battery of tests and pregames challenges posting with
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pride. >> i don't like the tests more than i did last time but we feel safe here with everything involving covid. i'm super grateful that these games can still happen. >> reporter: it's on to the competition. while organizers hope their own prep pays off in keeping the bubble clean. talk about an anxiety-inducing trip. i lived in my own bubble before the journey, keeping distance from family and friends. i didn't even go to the grocery store and now we're in the beijing bubble, where many of us are using the burner phones that have been talked about. there are several questions as to how the chinese may use all of the health and personal data that's being collected. cbs news, beijing china.
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a young tech ceo is hoping to use artificial intelligence if you think that's impressive, wait till you hear the rest of the story. >> didn't know my father. and my mom was in prison while i was born. >> reporter: how he went from prison baby to running a sillicon valley start up is hard to imagine. even for him. >> it really hasn't hit me. >> adopted by his grandparents in south jersey, he grew up in poverty, battling hunger. at one point, courting dozens of animals. >> i'm allergic to dozens of
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animals and no one really noticed. >> reporter: his math teacher encouraged him and even helped get his braces fixed. >> i felt like for the first time i wasn't alone. >> reporter: his older brother encouraged him, not just to apply to college but to go to the best schools. >> a switch flipped in my head like why not? >> reporter: a high school teacher set up a fund for food. he went on to get his ph.d. at stanford. at 30, investors are pouring millions into his company, coactive, where he's developing artificial intelligence that will allow anyone to sort through millions of images within seconds. >> it seems like a miracle happened but at every step of the way, it was small things. even on my best day it seemed like my future is bleak. and now on my best days, the
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future seems bright. reporting from the nation's capitol. ♪ this is cbs news flash. i'm tom hanson in new york. one of the men convicted in the killing of 25-year-old ahmaud arbery will no longer plead guilty to federal hate crime charges. he'll stand trial again after a georgia judge rejected the terms of a plea deal. he was sentenced to life in prison last fall. southwest airlines is bringing booze back starting february 16th. th largest domestic carrier banned alcohol sales early in the pandemic after several in-flight alterations. and in a few hours, the opening ceremony begins for the winter games. it will take place at beijing's national stadium. some events, including hockey
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and curling, are already underway. for more news, download the cbs news app o your phone or connecte it's friday, february 4th, 2022. this is the "cbs morning news." brutal winter blast. a dangerous storm poses more threats today after sweeping the u.s. grounding flights and causing power outages. false flag operation. the u.s. accuses russia of planning a fake attack by ukraine. what new intel revealed about staged explosions and grieving mourners. isis leader dead. u.s. special forces carry out a dangerous ground operation. how they took down one of the world's most wanted men. good morning, and good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. ice, power outages, and flight cancelations will be some of the biggest problems today for


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