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this comes months after er it's tuesday, february 22nd, 2022. this is the "cbs morning news." threat of war. russian president vladimir putin ordered troops into russian-backed regions of ukraine. how the u.s. and the rest of the world plan to respond. hate crimes trial. jury deliberations are under way for three men convicted of killing ahmaud arbery. what social media posts reveal about the defendants. living with covid. england drops all pandemic restrictions. the concern now as people try to return to normal life. [ speaking foreign language ] well good morning and good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well good morning and good to be hopes seem to be slipping away with the prospects of war higher than ever.
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today the u.s. and its european allies are expected to announce harsh new guidelines. the move comes after russia president vladimir putin lead troops into ukraine. it's unclear if russian troops have actually crossed the border. the united nations security council held an emergency meeting last night. no action was taken, but the u.s. and other countries condemned moscow. laura podesta is in new york with more on all of this. laura, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. they agreed that what rush is doing is in clear violation of international law and they believe the best tactic now moving forward is discussion and negotiation. the standoff between nato and russia over ukraine has moved closer to becoming a full-scale war. on monday russia president
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vladimir putin signed a decree recognizing two eastern ukrainian regions as independent states. putin later ordered troops saying they were needed to maintain order. >> he calls them peacekeepers. this is nonsense. we know what they really are. >> reporter: the u.n. security council convened for an emergency meeting in new york last night. russia's actions were denounced by several council members including u.s. ambassador linda thomas greenfield. >> this move by president putin is clearly the basis for russia's attempt to create a pretext for a further invasion of ukraine. >> reporter: the council's russian delegates said the kremlin was taking steps to prevent a bloodbath in ukraine. diplomats here at the u.n. say the risk of a major conflict is real and they're urging all sides involved to show restraint. president biden signed an executive order blocking trade and investment with the
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break-away republics. he revealed to cbs news new sanctions against russia will be unveiled today. in a televised speech putin blamed the crisis of nato saying it encroached on land that has long been part of russia, and ukraine's president volodymyr zelenskyy that, quote, we're not afraid of anyone or anything. we don't owe anything, and we won't give anything to anyone. ukraine's foreign minister is set to arrive in washington, d.c., today to meet with secretary of state antony blinken. that's according to the state department. >> laura podesta in new york. thank you so much, laura. millions of americans are waking up to bone-chilling temperatures thanks to major temperatures blasting states from montana to michigan. the high temperature will hover around zero degrees. rapid city will hit zero. cheyenne, wyoming, will hit 4
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degrees, and it will be 11 in denver. there was a 16 -car pileup in fargo yesterday. nearby highways were shut down. president biden has started interviewing several candidates on his short list. that's according to a cbs source familiar with the process. mr. biden has promised to replace a black woman with retiring justice stephen breyer. the decision is set to be made by the end of the month with the senate to confirm the nominee. a jury in georgia will begin a second day of deliberations today in the federal hate crimes trial of three men convicted of killing 25-year-old ahmaud arbery. as janet shamlian reports, the verdict could come on the two-year anniversary of ashbury's death. >> reporter: the pursuit of ahmaud arbery that led to his
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murder two years ago this week was not racially motivated but a result of the belief he was involved in criminal activity. that was the message during closing arguments from lawyers for the three defendants. the men have already been convicted of arbery's murder in state court. the federal case hinges on whether the men were motivated specifically because the 25-year-old was black. prosecutor telling the jury travis and gregory mcmichael and william roddie bryan were driven by racial assumptions, racial resentment, and racial anger. 20 witnesses testified, and text messages and social media posts were introduced to establish a history of racist view, some repeatedly using the n-word. legal analyst joe tamburino. >> so the text messages and facebook posts are relevant even though they happened over the past number of years? >> yes, they are. what it does is gives an idea whether or not these three individuals have racial
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animosity toward black individuals. >> reporter: the mcmichaels tried to enter a plea deal before trial, but the judge rejected it after the arbery family opposed it. >> this has been very draining. i'm thankful it's almost over. >> reporter: all three men have already been sentenced to life in prison after their murder charges. the federal sentence carries a maximum life sentence as well. the jury started deliberating on monday but ended the day without a verdict. the arbery family is hoping for a verdict by wednesday. that's the two-year anniversary of ahmaud arbery's death. janet shamlian, cbs news, brunswick, georgia. turning now to the pandemic and some positive signs that we're continuing to move in the right direction. the seven-day average of daily new cases in the u.s. has fallen to just over 1,000. that's according to the cdc. while still high, it's the lowest we've seen since early december and significantly less than the peak of omicron. meanwhile in england all
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remaining covid restrictions are being scrapped including people who test positive remain self-isolated. england has the immunity to get back to normal. >> it is a reminder that this virus has not gone away, but because of the efforts we've made as a country over the last two years we can now deal with it in a very different way, moving it from government restrictions to personal responsibility. >> some scientists are warning the british government that lifting all restrictions could make it difficult to monitor and track covid. and an american doctor who helped provide free health care to millions of people in poverty around the world has died. 62-year-old dr. paul farmer was the co-founder of the boston-based nonprofit group partners in health. the organization says that he unexpectedly died in his sleep yesterday in rwanda where he was teaching. it does work in africa, eastern
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europe, and latin american. he also helped build health systems in hay city. coming up, college coach suspended. how many michigan games juwan howard will miss in his role in an ugly on-court brawl. >> and brittney spears tells all. what stories could the pop star share with her new multi-million-dollar book deal? this is the "cbs morning news." this is the sound of nature breathing. and this is the sound of better breathing. fasenra is a different kind of asthma medication. it's not a steroid or inhaler. fasenra is an add-on treatment for asthma driven by eosinophils. it's one maintenance dose every 8 weeks. it helps prevent asthma attacks, improve breathing, and lower use of oral steroids. nearly 7 out of 10 adults with asthma may have elevated eosinophils. fasenra is designed to target and remove them.
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suspended for hitting another coach. those are some of the headlines on the morning newsstand. the "detroit free press" says michigan head basketball coach juwan howard apologized for hitting an opposing coach. the big ten suspended howard for the rest of the season and fined him $40,000. wiscsin. howa got int an argument with wisconsin head coach greg gard and hit an assistant coach. gard was fined $10,000 but not suspected. suspended. howard is expected to be back for the big ten tournament which starts march 9th. a man was arrested for allegedly breaking into a zoo and trying to get into the tiger enclosure. matthew abraham climbed fences and got into the enclosure yesterday meant over for the staff. he was confronted by security and ran away. he was caught shortly after. abraham said he did not break in.
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on the "cbs moneywatch," the irs is doing an about-face on facial recognition, and the world's biggest cruise ship is diane king hall is in new york with those stories and more. good morning, diane. >> good morning, anne-marie. a sharp opening comes after president vladimir putin ordered russian troops in. meantime wall street was closed yesterday in honor of presidents' day. on friday the dow dropped 232 points, the nasdaq skidded 168, and the s&p 500 fell 31. the irs is giving taxpayers a new way to access their online accounts instead of facial recognition. the agency announced yesterday that users can confirm their identity through a virtual chat
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with an agent. it said no biometric data will be collected through this method. people can still choose facial recognition if they want. the technology was criticized by lawmakers and others because of privacy concerns. it's the end of an era for an aging cellphone technology. today at&t will become the first carrier to shut down its 3g service. that means older phones won't work. some ereaders, alarms, and medical alerts will be impacted. it paves the way for more advanced service like 5g. want to get away? the world's biggest cruise ship is ready for its maiden voyage. royal caribbean's "wonder of the seas" will set sail from fort laudehr date next week. the 18-deck ship was built in france and arrived in the u.s. last month. it can carry nearly 7,000 guests. it will start off operating 5- and 7-day cruises.
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it will include a zip line, ice skating shows, and a 10-story slide described as the tallest slide at sea. anne-marie? >> i know the cruise industry has been suffering during covid. so listen. if they're in need of a lido deck correspondent, i'm willing to work for cheap. >> i love it. a working vacation. i love it. >> i'm down for that. >> yes, indeed. >> diane king hall, thank you do so much. >> thank you. still ahead, history up for sale. how a retired school teacher's lifelong collection of african-american artifacts could be worth millions when it hits the auction block. african-american artifacts could be worth millions when it hits the auction block. i was uncertain... was another around the corner? or could things take a different turn? i wanted to help protect myself. my doctor recommended eliquis. eliquis is proven to treat and help prevent another dvt or pe blood clot. almost 98 percent of patients on eliquis
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here's a today's forecast in some cities around the country. the world's top ranked men's tennis player is picking up right where he left off. novak djokovic won his first match of the year yesterday in straight sets at the tournament in dubai. djokovic was not able to defend his australian open title last month after he was deported for not being vaccinated against covid. last year's kentucky derby has a new winner after a long investigation into doping. yesterday racing officials stripped medina spirit of its
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2021 victory. the horse tested positive for a banned steroid after the race. trainer bob baffert was also suspended for 90 days. he's appealing that ruling. the horse that came in second, mandaloun, was named the winner. medina spirit you may remember died in december following a run. britney spears has signed an agreement. the agreement comes three months after the judge terminated her 13-year conservator shichlt nearly every aspect of her life was controlled by her father under the agreement. spears and her representative have not commented yet on the reported book deal. and one of the largest collections of african-american artifacts is going on the auction block next month. retired new york city school teacher elizabeth meaders has gaerd more than 20,000 items over the last 60 years.
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it includes everything from a signed civil rights letter signed by martin luther king jr. to a life-size wax figure of baseball legend hank aaron. >> i have a love not just of african-american history, but i love history, and history is the basis of patriotism. i'm shocked to know that a pokemon card can go for a million dollars. so my question really is how much does america value american history? i have no idea. i have only a prayer that i send out with this collection. >> the collection could be worth millions of dollars. bidding starts on march 15th. and coming up on "cbs mornings," we'll talk with actor joseph gordon-levitt over his new role controversial uber co-founder and bad boy tech travis kalanick. i'm anne-marie green. this is the "cbs morning news." al n. i'm anne-marie green. this is the "cbs morning news."
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president vladimir putin ordered russian troops into two ukraine after recognizing their independence. the u.s. and its european allies are expected to issue strong new sanctions against russia today. and president biden has started interviewing several candidates on his short list of supreme court nominees, according to a cbs news source familiar with the process. mr. biden ha has promised to nominate black woman to replace retiring justice stephen breyer. the decision is expected to be made by the end of the month. and florida's state house is scheduled to take up the
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so-called don't say gay bill today. it bans classroom discussion about sexual orientation or gender identity. wendy gillette takes a look at what it could mean if it's enacted. >> reporter: lgbtq advocates protested over the weekend in naples, florida, as the state house of representatives prepares to take up a controversial parental rights and education bill. opponents have labeled it the don't say gay bill. >> don't silence gay people's lives, lgbtq lives. >> reporter: florida house bill number 1557 states that a school district may not encourage classroom discussion about sexual orientation or gender identity in primary grade levels or in a manner that's not age-appropriate or developdevelopment children kindergarten through third grade florida state senator is responsible for the senate version of the bill. he said the school should concentrate on core skills.
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>> we want you to teach them to read and do math and do science. we're not interested in the social engineering to be done by the school system. >> it would force kids back into the proverbial closet. >> scott galvin is the executive direct over safe schools south florida. he says a proposed amendment could lead to school's outing lgbtq students to their parents. the school had allowed schools to withhold parental notification if a reasonably allowed disclosure would lead to abandonment or neglect. >> if it's included, why is it going to have a chilling effect? >> it forces kids to stay quiet at school, to not be their authentic selves. >> reporter: a recent study who found their schools to be lgbtq affirming had 30% lower odds of
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being bullied in the past year. wendy gillette, cbs news, new york. coming up on "cbs mornings," how people looking for love online are having their hearts and money stolen in the rising number of romance scams. >> plus, we'll hear from 12-time "jeopardy!" champion austin rogers about his secrets for answering the quiz show's tough questions and his new book on pug trivia. and we'll talk with actor joseph gordon-levitt about his new role as controversial cofounder and so-called bad boy of tech travis kalanick. that's the "cbs morning news" for this tuesday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- reat day. -- captions by vitac --
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