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>> nancy cordes at the white house. you can hear the protest. think you. want to show you pictures of the capitol ahead of tomorrow's state of the union address. nonscaleable fences are back up as first criminal trial from the insurrection got under way, 49-year-old guy ruffet of texas charged with carrying a gun on grounds and threatening his own
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let's turn now to the covid pandemic, california, oregon and washington state say they're no longer going to arrow school require school children to wear masks under new policies starting next week. new york is doing the same this week. leave it up to local school districts. in tonight's unifying america, spoke with four virginia moms with different views about masks in schools but all agree parenting during a pandemic is difficult. has this pandemic felt like one difficult choice after another for you? >> absolutely has. i think parents have a lot of decisions to make at this point. in addition to everything, you're also supposed to make a choice if your kid will wear a mask. >> reporter: raise your hand if you're child will still wear a mask. why?
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>> it's easy, the classrooms are crowded and school buildings are not well ventilated. asked kids if they would like to wear a mask if it's option, they're like mom, of course. >> when i did tell my daughter about the mandate lifted, her first response was do i have to take off the mask, we said no, it's your choice. she said i don't feel safe taking off mask right now. >> we've been around families unmasked most of this time. child has come through well because of it in a lot of ways. he's extremely excited to not wear a mask at school. >> my oldest daughter is in a small parochial school, does not want people to see her face and doesn't want to get covid again. she's had it, doesn't want to give it to anybody else. those are reasons, but give me pause as a parent, how much she's carrying, feeling like
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she's responsible for other people getting or not getting a virus. >> reporter: public spaces like restaurants and businesses have been mask optional in many places. schools have had mask mandates. we asked the moms what they thought of that. >> doesn't bother me. public school is essential public function and ties every single family in our community together. thool isnlace thon we've decided flexibility. >> to me it becomes so normal. my kids would be just as freaked out taking off seatbelt driving as taking off mask indoors. >> two years into this, things have changed dramatically. we have a widely available vaccine and high quality masks kids can wear if they choose to protect themselves. i think that things are just much different. >> reporter: you all have different opinions but can you see what you all have in common
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is all trying to make the best decisions for your families? >> absolutely. these are not easy things. >> i think i'm in very different place. >> i respect and completely understand where she's coming from. >> one thing in common is amount of stress placed on parents. >> pandemic isolated all of us from each other, too. all of these conversations are not happening organically at soccer field and pta meetings and you can't have a side conversation and realize you have common ground. >> as a parent myself, we can all agree that parenting in the pandemic has been stressful and challenging. we'll see what changes in weeks ahead. >> agencies are warning of cyberthreats from russia and urging u.s. critical infrastructure defenses to be reinforced. as bill whitaker reported on "60 minutes" wouldn't take much to throw the entire country into darkness. >> reporter: the grid is a
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sprawling target, there are actually three in the u.s., eastern, western and texas has its own. most of us rarely notice substations. there are 55,000 across the country, each housing transformers, the workhorses of the grid. inside those massive metal boxes, raw electricity is converted to higher or lower voltages. should a transformer explode like this one in manhattan in super storm sandy, the system is designed to trigger a localized grid preserving blackout. but if several sections of the grid go down at the same time, shutdowns can cascade like dominos. that's what set off great northeast blackout in 2003, leaving 45 million americans without power. a few months before assault on metcalf, commissioned a study to
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see if a physical attack on critical transfos trigger cascading blackouts. >> it's shocking to us there are few number of stations you could take out in united states to knock out entire grid. >> reporter: entire grid? >> that's correct. >> reporter: how many to put the u.s. in blackout? >> less than 20. >> bill whitaker joins us now, just 20 substations? that's unbelievable, but your reporting is it could be less than that. >> that was from 2013 and found the number was lower, nine. taking out nine critical substations could black out the whole country. we've been told that number has not changed much, less than 20 is a fair assessment. >> what can the government or anybody do about this? >> spend money, one to increase the capacity of the high-power
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transmission lines to decrease vulnerability to large-scale blackouts, that's happening with the administration's new infrastructure bill. two, invest in better security. that's not happening right now. remember, the country's 3,000 power companies are in the business of selling electricity, not national security. and last point is really important because the threat is real. just last week three white supremacists pleaded guilty to plotting to attack power grids throughout the country and had a plan to hit critical substations simultaneously to cause a massive blackout. >> scary, bill whitaker, thank you. >> of course. still ahead, alarming new report on climate change, and truck loaded with u.s. mail, look at this, plunges into icy river. vent migraines. don't take if allergic to nurtec. the most common side effects were nausea, stomach pain,
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retrieved from the river. just hard to believe. coming up next, meet the 11-year-old boy catching waves for those in need.
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on the next episode of "turning point." right here on this station. the pandemic has forced kids around the world to come up with creative ways to pass the time. some kids hanging around the house, one new jersey boy is a hanging ten for a good cause. here's cbs's meg oliver. >> reporter: despite freezing temperatures, 11-year-old carter doorley is on a mission. how many days did you want to surf? >> 100. >> reporter: then turned into? >> 150, 200. >> reporter: more than 600 days later -- you don't care that it's freezing cold? >> nuh-uh. >> reporter: neither a nor'easter nor a blizzard stopped him. >> look at atlantic today, lot of people lost their jobs, on
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the streets. want to give back. giving tuesday. >> reporter: giving back with every wave he catches. >> a dollar every wave. thought would make $50, ended up with $300. >> reporter: $300. yeah. >> reporter: that was the beginning. since then, carter has donated thousands to local shelters and global nonprofits like surf aid, which help supply clean drink water to remote areas of the world. now asking for random acts of kindness. >> show that there's very good people in the world still helping, giving back to the community. >> reporter: meg oliver, cbs news, brigantine. new jersey. >> that's the "cbs overnight news" for tuesday, some the news continues, others check back later for cbs mornings. tune in this evening for the state of the union address.
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reporting from the nation's capital, i'm norah o'donnell. >> this is cbs news flash, i'm tom hanson in new york. u.s. officials are fearing a dramatic military escalation as ukraine enters sixth day of war fighting off russian invasion. satellite imagery shows this massive russian convoy closing in on the capital kyiv. in a late night address, nsky called for tribunal to investigate putin for war crimes, which hague intends to do as soon as possible. u.s., canada and several european countries are sending military supplies to help ukraine and first time since world war ii, sweden is breaking its neutral stance and sending weapons and field rations to ukrainian forces as well.
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for more news, the app on the cell phone or connected tv, cbs news, new york. >> announcer: this is the "cbs overnight news." >> good evening as we start a new consequential week together. whole world is waiting, watching with concern about what happens next in ukraine. tonight president biden was asked directly, should americans be worried about nuclear war. the president telling our cbs's nancy cordes, no. but vladimir putin is increasingly isolated. today again sitting alone, one end of a long table, far away even from his own advisers. today with more than half a million refugees leaving homes in ukraine, we're reminded of the cost of war and impact on families and especially
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children. tears that fell down this young boy's cheeks after leaving his father who was fighting in kyiv. or beautiful newborn twin boys sleeping tonight in a bomb shelter, and these children trying to survive not just cancer but putin's war of choice. tonight vladimir putin is under investigation for possible war crimes. russian forces are still battling to take over ukraine's biggest cities but meeting stiff resistance. two sides sat down for first face-to-face talks in belarus, only thing agreed on, meet again. we have team coverage and cbs's charlie d'agata starts off from kyiv. good evening. >> reporter: russia is accused of war crimes. ukraine's u.n. ambassador accusing russia of using thermobaric bombs, one of the most devastating weapons short of nuclear weapons, it's a violation of international law,
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escalates conflict to unthinkable level. ukraine's demand for immediate cease fire went ignored with russian artillery opening up around kyiv and worrying developments that troops are tightening the noose. satellite images reveal a 17-mile long russian military convoy headed to kyiv, less than 20 miles outside the capital. ukrainian forces are hitting back everywhere they can, defense ministry releasing drone footage striking another convoy in southern ukraine. interior ministry says multiple russian missile strikes in residential neighborhood in second largest city of kharkiv killed dozens of civilians. as the attacks escalate, so, too, does the civilian death toll. emergency teams raced to save the life of this 6-year-old girl injured by russian shelling while shopping for groceries with her parents.
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frantic mother can only watch on. despite their best efforts, they were unable to save her. bracing for onslaught, residents took advantage when officials lifted the curfew in place to stock up on food and supplies. considering this is a city under siege, the mood remains calm, people are buying but not panic buying. stocking up, not stockpiling. no one knows how long the food or fighting will last. >> it's deathly scary. on the other hand we are hopeful, we have support from all over the world, emotionally, financially, military forces. >> reporter: support from volunteers, too. a mass production line of molotov cocktails loaded on truck to hand out to forces around the city. tonight mothers and children
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will huddle together in shelter at city's children's hospital, trying to provide some comfort to the most vulnerable and protection from the war outside. president zelenskyy has made a late night address, pointing finger directly at president putin, blaming him for what he called a brutal attack today. asking the world to enforce a no-fly zone over ukraine. norah. >> charlie d'agata, thank you. united nations estimates more than half a million people have already fled ukraine, women and children fill the long lines of cars and busses at checkpoints in poland, hoping to escape the danger. chris livesay is in lviv. >> reporter: more than 20 miles, ukrainians wait in freezing cold for days, longing to reach safety across the border in poland. it's exodus that recalls europe's darkest times and it's
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only the beginning. at lviv's main train station in western ukraine, thousands are trying desperately to get out. you left your father in ukraine to fight? >> yes. i love my country, this russia is bad country. >> reporter: but not everyone can run. men of fighting age must stay like 18-year-old medical student jaroslav, possibly facing the front line. >> if i must, i will go. >> reporter: did you ever imagine you would be faced with something like this? >> no, no, i -- it's like a nightmare. >> reporter: a nightmare shattering millions of lives. even those who escaped the invasion don't escape unscathed. scenes aren't limited to border with poland. virtually every one of ukraine's
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european neighbors are taking in refugees and we're learning the eu fears more than 7 million people could eventually be displaced. norah. >> stunning, chris livesay, thank you. tonight there are increasing signs that vladimir putin's invasion could be backfiring, not just because of punishing sanctions from the u.s. and allies but two russian oligarchs are reportedly calling on putin to end the war. today the russian ruble fell to record low, worth less than a penny. cbs's nancy cordes has more on the fallout. >> reporter: call it financial shock and awe, standard & poor's cut russia's credit rating to junk status today after the treasury department froze assets of the u.s. held by russia's central bank, driving value of the ruble down 30%. russians made a run on atms, president putin called emergency meeting with economic advisers, where he slammed the west as empire of lies.
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but kremlin's chief spokesman admitted the economic reality has considerably changed. across the world, stores and bars are removing russian vodka from the shelves, fedex said ups suspended shipments to russia and most of europe has now closed its air space to russian planes, turning moscow's airport into a ghost town. this aeroflot flight was forced to turn back, unable to traverse iceland's air space. even the swiss, famed for neutrality, said today they would freeze russian assets. sports world is responding, too, banning the russian team from soccer's world cup and stripping black belt vladimir putin as status as honorary president of the international judo foundation. late today the administration announced it was expelling 12 russian diplomats, accusing them of engaging in quote espionage activities.
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the suspected spies have until next week, norah, to leave the country. >> nancy cordes at the white house. you can hear the protest. thank you. the "cbs overnight news" will be right back. olay regenerist with niacinamide has hydration that beats the 100, 200, even $400 cream for smooth skin, try retinol24 for visibly firm skin, get collagen peptide for 2x brighter skin, get new vitamin c can't top this skin shop now at when i get a migraine, i shut out the world. but with nurtec odt that's all behind me now. nurtec can treat and prevent migraines. don't take if allergic to nurtec. the most common side effects were nausea and stomach pain and indigestion. ask your doctor about nurtec today. hello, how can i? and stomach pain and indigestion. sore throat pain? ♪honey lemon♪ try vicks vapocool drops in honey lemon chill
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>> announcer: this is the "cbs overnight news." i'm jeff pegues in washington. thanks for staying with us. president biden held another conference call with nato leaders and the european union to discuss the latest developments in russia's invasion of ukraine and continue to coordinate a united response to the crisis. treasury department announced it's freezing all assets of the russian central bank held in the u.s., that along with other economic sanctions sent the value of the russian ruble plummeting. eu has closed air space to all russian aircraft, stopped all russian media outlets from broadcasting in their territory
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and announced it's sending half billion dollars worth of arms to ukraine. expected to take central stage tonight president biden delivers first state of the union address. ed o'keefe. >> reporter: president biden faces a series of daunting challenges for first state of the union address. pandemic, supreme court confirmation fight, stalled legislative agenda. and then there's the crisis in ukraine. biden administration swiftly condemned vladimir putin's decision to put nuclear deterrence on alert. >> president putin is continuing escalate this war in a manner that is totally unacceptable and we have to continue to condemn his actions in strongest possible way. >> reporter: the president joining forces with european allies, kicking most russian banks out of s.w.i.f.t., that
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international banking messaging system that makes global transactions easier. new sanctions target the central bank, and allies are beginning to target russian oligarchs who shield his wealth in offshore accounts. >> i love this. hit him where it hurts. he's a thug, a despot. >> reporter: some want to target the energy sector. >> like to see the oil industry affected. >> time for the president and some european partners to stop pussyfooting around. >> also want to minimize the impact on the global marketplace and in united way. >> reporter: also mr. biden's supreme court nominee kenanji brown jackson is meeting with senators, hope to have her confirmed by easter, hopefully with gop votes. >> it's best interest for this to be bipartisan. >> reporter: it's not clear if the president plans to introduce something new on the domestic agenda, climate change or
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reviving the child tax credit, since aides say foreign policy is dominating so much of his time. >> that was ed o'keefe reporting. cbs news will be carrying the state of the union address tonight, 9:00 p.m. eastern. you're watching the "cbs overnight news." the address tonight, 9:00 p.m. eastern. you're watching the "cbs overnight news." (peaceful music) - time to get up, sweetie! (kissing) - [child voiceover] most people might not think much about all the little things you do every day, but for me, just being able to do those little things is the best part of my day. - ready, mom!
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and made the 17-year-old canadian singer the new princess of pop punk. >> crazy. >> reporter: feels crazy? >> 20th anniversary this year, oh, yeah, doing this so long now. >> reporter: i know, it's more than half your life. >> yeah. like i kind of sort of dropped out of high school to do this. i'm glad it worked out. plus i grew up in christian home with strict parents. when i left, i'm like party! ♪ he was a skater boy ♪ >> reporter: we talked at lavine's new home overlooking the beach in malibu. you look at this every day. >> really nice. >> reporter: where she celebrated recently with a special house guest. skateboarding legend tony hawk. tony's name is over here? >> yes. >> reporter: he signed? >> thanks avril, tony hawk, skater dad. right there, yeah. he came over to house.
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>> reporter: signed your halfpipe. >> yeah. >> reporter: doesn't get much better than that. here on her mini halfpipe, hawk helped lavine shoot a tiktok video. ♪ he was a skater boy ♪ >> reporter: and that was your first tiktok ever? >> and went off. two days, 2 million followers, 30 million views, that didn't just do good, that was viral lavine. >> reporter: i love that. lavine moved to malibu during the pandemic. does it feel like starting over in a way? >> some ways. ♪ got to keep the calm before the storm ♪ >> reporter: her last album had been written after frightening two-year battle with lyme disease that left her bedridden for months.
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♪ god keep my head, don't let me drown ♪ >> my song "above water," i felt like i was dying and i was, i accepted that. >> reporter: that bad? >> i think i'm going right now. five minutes later i had that song come to me in my head. ♪ don't let me drown, don't let me drown ♪ >> reporter: are you past all of that? >> uh-huh, in really good place. it's been years now. >> reporter: does it come easily for you? it does? >> yeah. it just happens, then you do all these interviews after and talk about it. talking about it is when you start thinking about it more. you're like i don't know, it means this, came from this spot. those are always the best ones.
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>> reporter: her new album "came that way," she collaborated with travis barker of blink-182. ♪ bite me ♪ >> reporter: john feldman of goldfinger, and singer and rapper mod sun. >> could not stop writing all last year, wrote for a year straight. >> reporter: this is an album you always wanted to make. what did you mean? >> rock out from front to back. it's just like electric guitars, distorted guitars, live drums, in your face songs. >> reporter: album is called "love sucks" but for lavine at the moment, it actually doesn't. ♪ why does love suck ♪ >> i came out of breakup that was devastating to be honest. we really tapped into that, then two days later, i had a new boyfriend.
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♪ my whole life i've been on fire ♪ >> reporter: she and mod sun, who also worked together on his song, "flames," proved incendiary together. i don't know how much you want to talk about it but i'm going to ask. what happened with mod? >> walked into the same room with me and it was like game over. first of all, my head wasn't there at all. then like a couple of days into hanging out, he put his arm around me. and is it like a friend way or what? and we went skateboarding down at the beach. we were sitting on skateboards, looking out at the ocean, and it was just like there was like energy there. a tension. ♪ if you dare to love, if you dare to love me ♪
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hanging out with him, like i said i felt like he was somebody i would have went to high school went. >> reporter: totally natural. >> just fun. >> reporter: get album in that, pretty good deal. >> not bad. ♪ dare to love me ♪ >> that was anthony mason reporting. a lot of students consider school assemblies boring, draining and a waste of time. but not the case in chicago recently. turned out to be life changing. steve hartman on the road. >> reporter: students funneling into the high school auditorium in chicago were oblivious. >> anybody know what this is about? >> reporter: not a clue. >> i don't even know. >> reporter: that each were going to hit the lottery. >> you're going to hear something soon that will change everything. >> reporter: pete caydens is a businessman who started three
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companies, could call him a self-made man but pete would disagree. said if he had had different parents, different peers and skin color, been raised on chicago's west side, would not be the multimillionaire he is today. >> country built on the notion no matter where you come from you could become successful and wealthy. that just factually is not true. >> reporter: is college a dream of yours? >> yes. >> reporter: do you have money for this? to pete's point, this school is full of people with big dreams, bridled by harsh realities. >> you can't let that stop, like, hope. >> reporter: armani barber, a junior near the top of her class. knows she can make it through college but doesn't know how to pay for any of it. enter pete, along with former chicago public school ceo janis
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jackson hopes to fight inequity with mammoth initiative called hope chicago. >> never been anything of this magnitude or import done in this community. >> this is going to be game changer and model for other large cities across the nation. >> reporter: and it begins right now with this promise. >> your college tuition, your room and board, your books and fees will be paid for, you will go to college for free. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: every student, not just here, but this high school and this one. >> for free! >> reporter: five total. because poverty is intergenerational problem, one parent from each family gets to go to college, too. over the next ten years, pete and other donors plan to invest a billion dollars in hope but say the dividends are already pouring down the cheeks of new
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getting lost in a good book is often an escape into new world. maryland teenager discovered that when her dad was diagnosed with cancer. now she's helping thousands of sick children discover it, too. here's meg oliver. >> reporter: surrounded by boxes of books, emily can't help but smile. you love books, right? >> i do, very much. >> reporter: the 18-year-old from maryland is mastermind behind the book drive, for love and buttercup. it all started in 2019 when her best friend, her dad, was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. >> it was the worst, reliving it every single night, nightmares and panic attacks. i thought it's hard enough for
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adult to have cancer, think about a kid with cancer, breaks my heart. >> reporter: petite teenager with the big heart put on word on social media, hoping to collect books for sick children. >> expecting two or three responses, there were hundreds and hundreds of books by my door. exciting. >> reporter: distributed 9,000 new books to hospitals and schools in need, including medstar georgetown university hospital, where her dad was treated. was this your form of therapy? >> it was, helped more than anything. >> reporter: her dad has turned the page, doing well. emily's happy ending would be to make this book drive into lifelong mission. meg oliver, cbs news. >> that is the overnight news for tuesday, for some the news continues, others check back in the morning and tune in tonight for president biden's state of the union address starting 9:00
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p.m. eastern. reporting from the nation's capital, i'm jeff pegues. this is cbs news flash, tom hanson in new york. u.s. officials are fearing a dramatic military escalation as ukraine in sixth day of war, fighting off russian invasion. satellite images show the russian convoy closing in on the capital, kyiv. in late night address, ukrainian president volodymyr zelenskyy called for investigation of war crimes, someththing the hague criminal court plans to do as soon as possible. u.s., canada and several european countries are sending military supplies to help ukraine and for the first time since world war ii, sweden is breaking neutral stance, sending weapons and field rations to ukrainian forces as well.
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cbs news app on your cell phone or connected tv, tom hanson, cbs news, new york. it's tuesday, march 1st, 2022. this is the "cbs morning news." closing in. a russian convoy is approaching ukraine's capital of kyiv. how soon things could be intensifying. >> i love my country. this russia is bad country. forced to flee. hundreds of thousands of ukrainians try to leave their war-torn country. why some have to stay back. state of the union. president biden gets ready to lay out his vision for the u.s. while facing multiple crises in the u.s. and around the world.


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