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>> and that was a great feeling for me. >> reporter: relief? >> oh, man. relief, yeah. >> reporter: for science teacher kelsey weldon, relief came when she was reunited with her own kids. >> it was real. yeah. i just hugged them, just hug them, and you're just so thankful for the teachers that were with them, too. >> reporter: this is a closer look at the damage from an ef-3 tornado 140-150-mile-per-hour winds. texas governor greg abbott was in town declaring 16 counties in the lone star state disaster areas and pretty much everyone in this community is feeling the impacts of these storms, including the little boy in our story. his family doesn't have a roof tonight. jericka. >> thankfully they have each other. to find out where the severe storms are headed next, let's bring in meteorologist mike bettes from the weather channel's global headquarters. mike, good evening. >> reporter: good evening,
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jericka. certainly another active day of storms across the south and the threat does not end this evening. we have a lot more storms through the evening tonight, especially across mississippi through alabama, racing their way overnight tonight across georgia, the panhandle of florida. tennessee gets hit as well. here's our threat area going into the day tomorrow, sitting as far north as the ohio valley, a place like columbus or cincinnati and across the southeast as well from greensboro to charlotte, raleigh, early-morning storms in atlanta, back down into tallahassee and jacksonville. all areas could run the risk of hail, high wind, and tornadoes. the storms will force their way eastbound all the way to the coast on wednesday, even lingering jericka, right into the morning on thursday. >> rain, rain, go away.
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judge ketanji brown jackson would rule as a justice. >> what do you say to people who say you're soft on crime or even anti-law enforcement? >> as someone who has had family members on patrol and in the line of fire, i care deeply about public safety. >> reporter: democratic judiciary committee chair dick durbin opened the day with questions from the republican play book, giving jackson a chance to preempt expected lines of attack, including allegations as a judge she was lenient in sentencing child pornography offenders. >> as a mother and a judge who has had to deal with these cases, i was thinking that nothing could be further from the truth. >> reporter: that was a preview of one of the day's testier exchanges with senator ted cruz, a harvard law school classmate. >> do you believe the voice of the children is heard? >> yes, senator, i do.
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>> could you explain how? >> your chart does not include all of the factors that congress has told judges to. >> reporter: two major law enforcement organizations have endorsed jackson and even some opponents have called similar attacks baseless. >> in every case, i did my duty to hold the defendants accountable in light of the evidence and the information that was presented to me. >> reporter: republicans also focused on her representation of detainees at guantanamo, and whether she would consider race in her decisions. democrats considered back to defend her and asked jackson why her historic nomination matters. >> one of the things that having diverse members of the court does, is it provides for the opportunity for role models. >> reporter: now, jackson will have another full day of questioning tomorrow, but so far, these hearings have been pretty tame, just not a lot for
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republicans to work with. president biden watched some of her testimony this morning and the white house told us he thought she did well. jericka. >> jan crawford for us, thank you. cbs' robert costa spent the day on capitol hill speaking to senators from both parties about their strategies for the confirmation hearings. robert, good evening to you. what are they telling you? what are you hearing from them in terms of their strategies? >> reporter: when i pulled aside senators in both parties, it was clear, based on those conversations, that they see this as a legal battlefield but also a political one, so many issues playing out in the midterm elections coming up ahead of november are also playing out in these hearings. senator ted cruz, for example, a republican of texas, told me he's going to be asking about crime. republicans are also talking about crime on the campaign trail. >> when you look at the history of this process to become a supreme court justice, only six people have been through it, and then did not get the confirmation. when you look at what's
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happening right now, how is she faring? do you see any roadblocks, i guess, especially after speaking to people on both sides? >> reporter: based on my reporting today, my informal whip count is that some repu icans could actually v e for judge jackson. keep an eye on senator susan collins of maine, a more centrist republican. same with senator lisa murkoswki of alaska. they voted for her confirmation to the federal bench last year. could come along this time. the white house feels they are in play. who is not in play? senator lindsey graham. he voted for her confirmation last year, but not this time around. >> we will see what happens. robert costa, thank you. well, there was a horrific accident to tell you about in tishomingo, oklahoma, just about two hours south of oklahoma city. six high school girls were killed when their car collided at an intersection with a semi truck. the cause of the crash is under investigation tonight. high school officials say that grief counselors are available for those students.
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try nervivenerve relief. >> tonight, other national transportation safety board said it will help china find out what caused a chinese passenger jet to plunge into a mountainside on monday with 132 people on board. right now, there are no signs of survivors at the crash site, where investigators are searching for the boeing 737's flight data recorders. a tense standoff between a gunman aboard a greyhound bus and heavily armed police officers played out today on a major interstate near atlanta. the highway was closed for hours because police used a flash bang to get the gunman off the bus. they eventually took him into custody. no one aboard the bus was injured. mackenzie scott, the billionaire philanthropist and ex-wife of amazon founder jeff bezos made a donation of $436 million. it's going to habitat for humanity international and
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dozens of its u.s. affiliates. scott has an estimated net worth of about $49 billion and has pledged to donate most of it to charity. well, up next, a former art teacher steps into the spotlight (dr. david jeremiah) there may have never been another time in history when end times prophecy has been more aligned with the culture and circumstances of the world than it is today. i believe there are ten phenomenon we are witnessing today that were recorded centuries ago in bible prophecy. (male announcer) join dr. david jeremiah in his new series, "where do we go from here?" on the next episode of "turning point." right here on this station.
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>> retired school teacher shirley woodson spent her life supporting artists of color. well, now at the age of 85, it's finally her turn in the spotlight. here's cbs' michael george. >> there is nothing without art. that's my feeling. >> reporter: shirley woodson's paintings are full of life, vibrant colors evoking images of water and strength. >> it's the shield of the nile. >> reporter: at 85 years old, her work is front and center in a solo exhibition called "shield of the nile reflections" at the detroit institute of art. >> reporter: i want my art to inspire and cause people to think. >> reporter: woodson taught high school in college for 26 years,
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and she's been a vital part of detroit's art community for decades. >> she is loving. she is firm. >> i said, well, she's the sweetest person, but she's tough. >> reporter: is that accurate? >> i don't know about being tough. perhaps i'm adamant. ( laughter ) >> reporter: she's also adamant about helping young people pursue careers in art, especially people of color. >> the larger art world out there is not representing artists of color, african american artists, in the way that it should. >> reporter: and woodson is already tirelessly working on her next project. >> well, i did retire from teaching... you don't retire from being an artist. >> reporter: michael george, cbs news, detroit. >> she said, "there's nothing that's the overnight news for this wednesday. follow us online any time at
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>> this is cbs news flash. i am tom hanson in new york. ukrainian troops are reportedly taking back some territory from russian forces. president biden is scheduled to head to europe for an emergency summit with other nato leaders. the white house says president biden plans to announce a new round of sanctions on hundreds of members of russia's
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parliament and efforts to bolster nato defenses along the border. >> this is the cbs overnight news. >> good evening and thanks for joining us. nearly a month after invading ukraine russian forces on their heels. ukrainian forces have retaken a important time outside the capital of kyiv. russian forces responded with
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air strikes. the u.s. now has evidence that russia is deliberately and intentionally targeting civilians including hospitals and evacuation shelters. ahead of president biden's trip to meet with our nato leaders on thursday, the president says vladimir putin's back is agains the wall but ukraine's resistance is causing fear putin may resort to using chemical or other measures. >> as you can see it is almost completely dark here in uman. there is a nighttime curfew in place. three people were killed when this hospital was decimated by a russian missile strike
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yesterday, according to ukrainian officials. ( explosion ) ukraine's government says 10 hospitals have now been completely destroyed in this invasion. "i want to cry because we had a connection between ukraine and russia," said dr. antioli pavlov. and russian cruelty is so brutal. there is carnage in this country, civilians killed in their homes and on the street. the u.s. says it's seen clear evidence the russians are committing war crimes. yet, russia's ground forces have made surprisingly slow progress. ukraine's military says it recaptured the strategically important town just outside the capital kyiv yesterday, and they're now fighting to wrest back control of izyum and kherson, according to senior u.s. defense official. the ukrainians are massively outgunned, but with antitank missiles supplied by the u.s. and the allies, they've destroyed hundreds of russian
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armored vehicles, and they've killed up to 9,000 russian soldiers, according to a u.s. official. across ukraine, ordinary people have mobilized to defend their towns and villages. this video, filmed by a shopkeeper, shows him helping to ambush russian tanks. at this checkpoint, we met anitoli. a pig farmer armed with his own hunting rifle. he says the biggest thing he ever shot before was a goat. these are to throw in the way of the tanks? >> yes, yes. >> reporter: vitaly is a green grocer who showed us his home made molotov cocktails. and this is their improvised bomb shelter. this is the protection from missiles and air strikes. >> yes. >> reporter: ukraine's fighting spirit is breathtaking.
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the ingenuity and bravery of its people, extraordinary. but make no mistake, life here has been shattered. russia continues to crack down on dissent at home, reportedly detaining around 15,000 people for protesting against the invasion since it began. and today, russia's most prominent opposition figure, alexei navalny, was sentenced to another nine years in prison. jericka. >> holly williams for us in ukraine. thank you. from the war in ukraine to the threats here at home, the biden administration is sounding the alarm of possible cyber-attacks from russia targeting the nation's financial sector, power grids, and water systems. for more on that let's turn to cbs' major garrett at the white house. >> reporter: f.b.i. director christopher wray said today russia appears to be preparing to launch cyber-attack in the u.s.. >> most cyber-attacks don't just happen in an instant. there's activity that leads up to it. there's scanning and
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researching, researching of victims, scanning for vulner acts in systems. there's a whole range of preparatory work, which is what we've been seeing. >> reporter: a march 18 f.b.i. bulletin obtained by cbs warned at least 23 u.s. companies that 140 russian-linked i.p. addresses were scanning networks for vulnerability. the bulletin noted the tempo has increased, and five u.s. energy companies appear to be the hackers' current focus. >> the magnitude of russia's cyber-activity is fairly consequential and it's coming. >> reporter: russia has twice used cyber-attacks to disrupt ukraine's power grid, and as president biden prepares for a nato conference on ukraine, the alliance must decide if a russian cyber-attack on a nato member would trigger a unified response. >> we could see circumstances in which a collective response by the-- alliance to a cyber-attack would be called by an ally. that is absolutely something
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where we and other countries could bring capabilities to bear to help countries both defend itself and respond to a particular cyber-attack. >> reporter: national security adviser jake sullivan said nato wouldn't necessarily respond militarily to a full-blown cyber-attack. >> that response could take many different forms. >> you know, we are effectively in a war-time situation, and everybody needs to be a part of the team here. >> reporter: chris krebs led federal cyber-security efforts during the trump administration. >> the game plan here for the kremlin is not necessarily actually a technical attack that really disrupts infrastructure. they're trying to get into our heads. they want to distract, they want to create fear and panic here. >> reporter: on the eve of the president's trip to the nato summit in brussels, white house press secretary jen psaki has tested positive for covid, meaning she will not travel. psaki said she had two socially distanced meetings with mr. biden monday. the president, jericka, tested negative today. >> all right, major garrett at
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the white house, thank you. turning now to the severe weather hitting parts of the right now there are no signs of survivors at the crash site where investigators are searching for the boeing 737's flight data recorders. the police eventually took the gunman in custody. the ex-wife of andy ibanez made a donation of $436 million. it is going to habitat for humanity international and dozens of affiliates.
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>> this is the cbs overnight news. >> hey there everyone. thanks for staying with us. two days into the pandemic the global supply chain from microchips have driven up the price of everything from games consoles to flat screen tvs and has gotten the attention of congress who is considering a subsidy to chip makers to build newfoundaries but it is a
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complicated and expensive process. >> nobody is allowed in here unless you are dressed like me head to toe where it is a thousand times more sanitary than an operating room. the need to put out ten times more than that. how big is the facility? >> this facility is about 420,000 square feet give or take seven football fields. >> reporter: everything looks yellow. special lighting is used to protect the delicate production of microchips. >> how complex is it to make the microchips? they are in everything that we use? >> it is extremely complex. as the demand on capability
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increases so is this. >> reporter: the chips are the brains of devices. the u.s. produces around 12% of the world's supply and we relied heavily on chips produced in asia. when the pandemic hit it decreased supply. >> we don't want to rely on foreign entities to give us the brains and guts of what drive our vehicles, devices, cell phones. >> reporter: there is renewed focus of producing more chips at home. the house is currently considering the chips for america act providing u.s. manufacturers with $52 billion in fund to boost american production. >> i think it starts with security.
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we employ over 3,000 employees. >> reporter: the ceo, in addition to upstate new york they have facilities in vermont and germany. >> i would like to be more optimist and i can tell you around the corner help is on the way. the complexity of technology that it takes years to bring capacity on. i think the better part of the next five to ten years we will be chasing supply, not demand. >> reporter: the chip shortage cost the u.s. economy around $240 billion last year. a recent report found in 2021 demand for chips was high as 17% more than in 2019. >> this is what everybody wants? >> reporter: they will try to meet demand but need investments and funding through the chips
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bill. >> it is really important we have supply chain security in the u.s. with the price of gasoline near an all-time high congress is trying to ease the pain you are feeling at the pump. one taxes oil companies, the third would send out monthly gas checks to help out people with the fuel cost. none are likely to become law but congress and the american people are looking for a scapegoat in the spike in prices and many are blaming the war in ukraine. >> reporter: every morning george updates the prices at his harlem gas station and lately using bigger numbers.
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>> ever had an angry driver? >> yeah. >> reporter: last week average prices hit $4.33 a gallon and much higher in some places. because it costs more to transport anything everything costs more. why are gas prices spiking? got to be russia, right? >> no. the problem with energy prices is not just russia. >> reporter: jason is the director at columbia university. he said it started with the pandemic. >> we shut down the global economy, the prices collapse. >> reporter: demand fell and then the supply fell and when the pandemic began to ease up people had more money to spend and a lot are spending it on travel and the oil industry is
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trying to ramp production back up. supply chains with cars and other parts of the economy there are bottle necks. >> reporter: they were trying to gear up and russia attacked ukraine. >> much less russian oil is out in the world. that pushes price up for the global oil price. too much demand. not nearly enough supply. we only get 3% of the oil from russia. why does that affect prices here? without the russian oil the countries that usually buy russian oil had to buy other sources. less oil overall, prices go up and including here.
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the chief petroleum analyst. >> what about the notion it is the president and his policies? >> the u.s. president is a small cog of a big wheel in supply and demand. a president can attempt to steer one wheel of an 18-wheeler the market is in control of where oil prices go. >> you hear the oil companies are gouging. >> looking at 150,000 gas stations and watching the prices they pay i can tell you in very few if any instances there is gouging. >> reporter: nobody can say when gas prices will drop. covid shutdowns in china have lowered demand. >> the price at the pump is the
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price of oil. it is set in a global market. >> reporter: as george ramos puts it. >> we are only pawns in the game. >> reporter: the last domino in a long line.
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>> more than 3 million ukrainians have fled their country in the russian invasion and many are traveling with their pets and many are in need of tlc and volunteersa at the border are ready to help. >> reporter: a few bags are all she could bring when she escaped from her home in kyiv to safety in poland and inside one of them, her treasured cat. >> i think of him as my son. i love him. >> reporter: more than 3 million
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people have fled ukraine and more than half to poland. that is where this shelter for stranded animals is set up. >> sometimes with a letter. we hope we can find our dogs and cats again. i am getting very emotional. this is very hard. >> reporter: others have not made it out. they are dropped off at this shelter. >> i can bring food here. i can't stay at home. >> at the border with romania they are handing out food, water and help with vaccines and documents. >> refugees stay together as their country is torn apart. >> that is the overnight news
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for this wednesday. for some the news continues. for others check back later for cbs this morning and follow us online any time. >> this is cbs news flash i am tom hanson in new york. ukrainian troops are reportdly taking some bactertorre from russian forces. president biden is scheduled to head to europe for an emergency summit. the ukraine president has been invited to give an address.
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and efforts to bolster nato defense along the russian border. i am tom hanson cbs news, new york. it's wednesday, march 23rd, 2022. this is the "cbs morning news." breaking overnight, a deadly tornado tears through new orleans destroying buildings, damaging homes, and leaving thousands without power. >> bound for europe. president biden leaves the u.s. today to meet with nato allies as ukraine marks victories against russia. >> i just know that i'm absolutely -- i am spent. >> surprise announcement. why the top women's tennis player in the world is retiring at the age of 25. good morning, and good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green.


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