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live from the cbs bay area studios, this is kpix 5 news. now streaming on cbs news bay area, a lovely side the senate judiciary committee where the sometime this hour we will hear from judge brown jackson. >> good afternoon. moore from washington. a former employee filing a lawsuit against google. >> reporter: the press conference detailing the lawsuit is still going on. the complaint alleges thing from google playing black employees less. several rights attorney along with others is
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leading this lawsuit. says they filed the lawsuit seeking class-action status. former google employee april christina curley spoke today, she says in 2014 she was sought by google and landed her dream job as diversity recruiter on the university programs team. she says she felt compelled to be vocal about the treatment of black employees and wh she says are racist policies and behaviors. she said she was terminated after she was speaking up. >> after negativing so much of my life to ensure black and brown students have access to opportun google's most recent diversity report shows that just 4.4% of
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the u.s. workers were black. we reached out to google but we did not get immediate response back. more than 900 civilians have been killed in the fighting in lviv and the number is rising every day. today , leaders in the port city of mariupol rejected the offer to allow civilians to escape if ukraine would surrender the city. variable would be a significant
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victory for vladimir putin allowing russian forces stationed across southern ukraine to connect with soldiers in the east. >> the campaign installed. he has not been able to achieve the goals as rapidly as he wants to achieve them taking you live look now at the white house where president biden had a call today with european leaders to talk about the ongoing crisis. later this week he travels to belgian to meet face-to-face with nato allies. for information on how you can help the people of ukraine, we have a link at the top of our web site. taking you live look at capitol hill where confirmation hearings are underway for president biden's pick to be the next supreme court justice. judge jackson could be the first to become the first african-american woman to sit on the nation's highest court. today they kicked off four days of tux questions into the background and judicial
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philosophies. she is currently on the court of appeals. she has also been a district judge. >> it will be informative for the public and respectful by us. i hope we can meet those criteria. if democrats vote together, they can confirm judge jackson without any republican support. the full senate vote is expected by mid april. meantime, longtime supreme court justice clarence thomas hospitalized with flulike symptoms. the supreme court today saying it is not covid-19. we are told justice thomas is responding well to antibiotic treatment and the court says he could be released in the next couple of days. we have got quite a warm week coming up. >> going to be in your records
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tomorrow. >> we already started to notice the warm-up this afternoon. i will show you where the temperatures sit now but more importantly how we are going to jump from here to today's daytime highs, which are already about 5 degrees above yesterday. so today is the day when you notice the warm-up, but i'm going to use one part of our bay area to spotlight how this is going to change of the next few days. we will take a look over here, it is a good representative spot to pick out a warming trend like this. 76 today in concord. if we look at what the average would be, 68 for this time of year so yesterday was 70, today we will go to 76, 83 by the time we get to tuesday. we are still in the low 80s by wednesday, we will cool down a bit as we get toward the end of the week but even at that we will still be like seven or 8 degrees above average. it is not until sunday when we get back below average with a chance of rain. i will talk to you about that coming up in a bit. back to you. developing now at noon, chopper five showing protesters
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outside the entrance and hundreds of workers have been striking for the last 12 hours. >> justin andrews is in richmond where workers say they won't stop until there is a fair deal. >> reporter: these workers tell me they are disappointed they haven't been able to reach an agreem the union says chevron bus the workers from their plant yesterday and replaced them with nonunion staff. monday morning, union workers were already on strike holding signs, wanting better labor practices. >> we are just looking for a little respect, a fair and equitable contract. >> a recent contract proposal was overwhelmingly voted down the improvements since then have failed. the refinery supplies around 13% of california's entire production, the refinery
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produces gasoline, diesel and jet fuel. there is no one real six. i think what it is is the same with us most blue-collar workers around the nation are tired of seeing corporations take advantage of the prophets that are made. >> reporter: chevron said, quote, we believe our contract offer is fair, competitive and responsive to usw concerns. we have negotiated in good faith for months reaching two tentative agreements that were rejected by the union and were ready to continue discussions. chevron also said it is to continue number operations and don't anticipate any issues re- maintaining a supply of options to the market.
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depending on how long the strike lasts, experts say this could have an impact on your wallet when you go to the gas pump. san jose police say a woman killed her own mother. cheryl yee is now booked into the santa clara county main jail. police say she called authorities yesterday around noon confessing to the crime. officers arrived to find a woman with at least one stab wound who died at the scene. he was then arrested. this is the third homicide of the year in san jose. new video shows thick smoke rising up out of a tiny homes community in oakland. the fire broke out around 10:00 a.m. just south of lake merritt chopper, firefighters sprayed
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water over the remnants. this is at lakeview village where homes for up to 65 people just opened last november. firefighters say no one was hurt in today's fire. fire crews are looking into this house fire. alameda county tweeted video of the flames shooting up from the home near garcia and lexington avenue. we are told to people in the home have been displaced and the red cross is helping them out. there were no injuries to anyone in the home or any firefighters. motorcyclist was killed after a crash in the san jose, the solo crash happened shortly below 8:00 this morning. police are trying to determine exactly what happened. this is san jose's 22nd fatal crash of the year.'s risky health officials plan to meet early next month to talk about the possible need for more covid-19 booster shots. they are considering a process for selecting boosters aimed at specific variants. another key
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question is whether vaccines can become annual shots like there's those for the flu. the meeting on april sixth includes the fda, cdc and national institutes of health. oakland unified school district loosening its outdoor mask mandate starting today people on campuses do not have to wear masks while outdoors. the district has moved slower to lift restrictions than other districts. they say masks will still be needed inside at least through april 15th. in a letter, the district says we are continuing to work with our labor partners and other stakeholders to determine the future of our indoor masking requirement after april 15th, 2022. oakland unified said they are keeping the indoor mandate over concerns about a rise in cases after spring break. that starts in early april. coming up next, a plane crashes in china with 132 people on board. the latest
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jussie firefighters are searching the theme of a plane crash in china. daytime eastern flight was carrying 132 people when a crash in southern china. >> feed the plane went into a steep and sudden dive. more from riley carlson. >> reporter: rescue crews raced
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to the area where he china eastern flight is believed to have crashed in the mountains. smoke and flames were reportedly coming from the crash site. local media reports say hundreds of firefighters were sent to the scene, but there has been no sign of survivors. the flight was on real from coming and went down near wu joe. information on the plane tracking website stopped transmitting just over an hour into the flight. the plane was delivered to china eastern in 2015 and have been flying more than six years. the airline said the cause of the crash is under investigation and expressed deep condolences to those who died. it made its website homepage black-and-white after the crash. china's air safety record has improved dramatically in recent years's two major investments in airplanes and airports and strict safety measures. the last deadly commercial crash in china was in 2010. riley carlson, cbs news, london.
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voting stock dropped 8%. the crash could complicate boeing's effort to regain the confidence of regulators. take you live look now at the numbers on wall street. the dow is down more than 300 points. the white house has decided against sending gas cards to american households to offset high prices at the pump. they concluded such a plan would not work because of logistics as well as the potential for fraud or theft. the biden administration is reportedly setting other proposals that might help. gas prices spiked to record highs after russia invaded ukraine, although they have been dropping gradually in some areas during the past week. and a travel boom appears to be taking shape in the months ahead, the booking sites kayak and hopper among those seeing an increase in volume for
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spring and summer trips. this comes as code restrictions these across the country. booking for travel in the northern hemisphere are up nearly 50% from a year ago. you guys have some trips planned? >> i do but nothing too fancy. >> it sounds like everybody has some good trips on their calendars. >> there is your reminder it is good to start thinking about those things again. today you might not want to go anywhere. it is kind of the perfect day if you like it sunny and warm. we are not too warm, that might be tomorrow when we start dying and breaking records. but for today, daytime highs topping out in the mid to upper 70s sounds kind of perfect. if you are right in the bay you will see temperatures in the low 70s. san jose at 73 for the day-to- day. that number will be more like 82 tomorrow. but it will be noticeably warmer than that in the north bay valleys. if we look at the current numbers right now, everybody is ranging kind of in the 60s. upper 60s, though. we are already a degrees warmer right now than we were
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yesterday. so we started the warm up your gear is another way to look at how this will play out over the next 24 hours. the mack pierce shows you how much warmer you are above average. stated and you get into the yellows and oranges and sure enough we saw the north bay is experiencing this today more than any other location. but watch what happens tomorrow. i'm going to take this map and we are going to switch the shading from monday to tuesday. remember the deeper into yellow and orange, the further above average you get and now we are all there, especially into here, these inland valleys of the east bay we will be tying and breaking records in santa rosa tomorrow where the numbers could be relevant to the mid and even maybe upper 80s. the one place that doesn't feel this at all tomorrow if we use the same map where you don't see any color shading at all showing you it is going to be averages the coast. it is a thin little narrow ribbon but that is how accurate this map is.
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right along the coast it will be in the upper 60s tomorrow. we will help keep the temperatures typical. where everybody else will be quite warm tomorrow for this time of year. there is your seven-day for san francisco and san jose. and then yes, there is a chance of rain on sunday. going to have a lot more on that once we get past this burst in warmth. that chance of rain is by no means a guarantee. it is something we will have to watch very closely for now and mid 80s for the northbay valley over the next couple of days. back over to you. coming up next on kpix 5 and see streaming on cbs news bay area. >> farmers taking their work indoors the high-tech way they are trying to beat the elements. and the omicron some variant is currently spreading. we get the latest from a doctor from stanford healthcare, plus, a menswear of the altheimer's association breaks down the increase in cost in care and the
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> this is a cbs news special report, i'm nora o'donnell here in the witnessing the historic senate confirmation hearing for supreme court nominee judge ketanji brown jackson, the 51-year-old federal appeals judge for the d.c. circuit is about to make her opening statement and it will be followed by two days of questioning by members of the senate judiciary committee and barring any significant misstep, jackson is expected to be confirmed and becoming the first black woman on the nation's highest court. jackson's confirmation would be the first time that four women would be on the court at the same time. jackson, sonia s otomayor, el
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nah kagan. stephen bryer whom she clerked for, and the american bar association which evaluates judicial nominees gave jackson its highest possible rating, a unanimous opinion of well qualified. you can see that jackson is being introduced right now by professor lisa fairfax, close friend and law professor at the university of pennsylvania, just praising judge brown's deep faith in god. let's bring in our chief legal correspondent jan crawford. and jan, these opening statements, are usually personal in nature. what do we expect to hear? >> you know if we look back historically, the justices and they're nominees then, they often talk about their parents and the sacrifices that their parents made to make sure that they would have a better life. justice somebody yah soto dush
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mayor talked about how she theme is that they all intimid in them this belief that they could be anything that they wanted to be. and justice ginsburg's opening statement now some 30 years ago, she also said that she expected in her lifetime to see a day when three, four women, maybe more, would be serving on the supreme court at the same time. and she said, at that time, shaped not from the same mold but of different complextions. it westbound the fourth women to serve on the supreme court at the same time, and of course the first black woman. >> that is why this is such an historic moment. jan crawford thank you. also want to bring in nicole killian, or alcohol exornt. describe some of the opposition that has been leveled by the republicans ton committee. >> well, a number of republicans have sought to paint her as
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being soft on crime, particularly looking at her record, when she was on the sentencing commission, when she was on the district court and also in some of her other roles. and so that is an argument that we have continued to hear from a number of republicans. but democrats say she's been approved with bipartisan support before and they hope that will be the case again. >>o'donnell: nicole killian, thank you. now the introduction to judge brown jackson who is going to come before and silt at this table. she is sitting next to her husband and other members of her family are there. this is of course senator dick durbin who is the chair of the senate judiciary committee. >> thank you all three for being with us today. we are now going to move to the next phase of the program and that is to hear from judge jackson. so if we could set up a table.
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before you sit down judge i'm going to ask you to take the oath. so. ready? please raise your right hand. do you affirm that the testimony you are about to give before the committee will be the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth so help you god. >> i do. >> let the record reflect that the judge has answered in the affirmative and having met that requirement you may now proceed with yo >> chairman dur bhin. durbin, ranking member grassley and distinguished members of the judiciary committee thank you for convening this hearing and for considering my nomination as associate justice of the supreme court of the united states. i am humbled and honored to be
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here. and i am also truly grateful for the generous introductions that my former judicial colleague, judge tom griffith and my close friend, professor lisa fairfax have so graciously provided. i'm confidence that president biden has placed in me and for the kindness that he and the first lady and the vice president and the second gentleman have extended to me and my family. today will be the fourth time that i've had the honor of appearing before this committee to be considered for confirmation. over the past three weeks i've also had the honor of meeting each member of this committee separately. and i've met with 45 senators in total. your careful attention to my nomination demonstrates your dedication to the crucial role
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that the senate plays in this constitutional process, and i thank you. and while i'm on the subject of gratitude i must also pause to reaffirm my thanks to god. for it is faith that sustains me at this moment. even prior to today, i can honestly say that my life has been blessed beyond measure. the first of my many blessings is the fact that i was born in this great nation. a little over 50 years ago in september of 1970, congress had enacted two civil rights act in the decade before and like so many who had experienced lawful racial segregation firsthand, my parents johnny and elery brown, left their home town of miami,
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florida and moved to washington, d.c. to experience new freedom. when i was born here in washington my parents were public school teachers. and to express both fried in their hair -- pride in their heritage and hope for the future, they gave me an african name. ketanji anyika which they were told means lovely one. my parents told me that unlike the many barriers that they had had to face growing up my path was clearer so that if i worked hard, and i believed in myself, and america, i could do anything or be anything i wanted to be to. like so many families in this country they worked long hours and sacrificed to provide their children every opportunity to reach their god given potential. my parents have been married for almost 54 years, and they're here with me today. i cannot possibly thank them
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enough for everything they've done for me. i love you, mom and dad. my father in particular bears responsibility for my interest in the law. when i was four, we moved back to miami so that he could be a full time law student. and we lived on the campus of the university of miami law school. during those years, my mother pulled l double duty working as the sole breadwinner of our family while also guiding and aspiring four-year-old me. my very earliest memories was of watching my father study. he had his stack of law books on the kitchen stable while i sat across from him with my stack of coloring books. my parents also installed in me and my younger brother, ketaj, the importance of public service. after graduating, ketaj started out as a police officer following two of our uncles.
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after the september 11th attacks on our country, ketaj applied to the army, became an infantry member, and ketaj is here providing his love and support as always. and speaking of unconditional love i would like to introduce you to my husband of 25 years dr. patrick jackson. i have no doubt, that without him by my side from the very beginning of this incredible professional journey, none of this would have been possible. we met in college more than three decades ago, and since then, he's been the best husband, father, and friend i could ever imagine. patrick, i love you. william, patrick's identical twin brother is here as well, along with his wonderful wife dana.
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from park city utah are patrick's older brother and his wife natalie. last but certainly not least are my in laws, pam la and gardner jackson have traveled hereby from boston to be here with me today. i'm saving a special moment in this introduction snore my daughters. talia and leila. girls, i know it has not been easy, as i've tried to navigate the challenges of juggling my career and motherhood. and i fully admit that i did not always get the balance right. but i hope that you've seen that with hard work, determination, and love, it can be done. i am so looking forward to seeing what each of you chooses to do with your amazing lives in this incredible country. i love you so much. there are so many others who are

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