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inductee l it's thursday, may 5th, 2022. this is the "cbs morning news." breaking overnight, new fencing is put up at the supreme court run miiles brd an rights amusement park in kharkiv as troops storm a facility where civilians and ukrainian fighters are holed up. attack investigation. new details about the armed suspect who tackled dave chappelle during a live show. good morning, and good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. security is being tightened at the u.s. supreme court building in washington, and it comes after "politico" published a leaked
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draft majority opinion from february indicating that the court intended to overturn roe v. wade which made abortion legal. last night crews began putting up larger fencing outside the court where pro and anti-abortion rights groups have gathered this week. meantime, supreme court justice samuel alito who wrote the draft opinion canceled a scheduled appearance at a judicial conference that was set to start today. there was no reason given for the cancelation. elise preston is in washington with the latest on all of this. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. while we don't know why that appearance was canceled, we do know justice alito was set to meet with judges from mississippi, texas, and louisiana. new tall fencing was put up around the supreme court overnight. the latest sign of a growing conflict nationwide as americans in about two dozen states will likely lose some or all abortion rights if the court overturns roe v. wade later this year. >> time is of the essence. >> reporter: one of those is
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michigan where a law from 1931 will go back into effect making it a felony to perform an abortion. republican state legislators blocked democrats from repealing the law. now governor gretchen whitmer is asking the michigan supreme court to step in. >> i'm using every tool at my disposal. i'm going to fight like hell to protect this right. >> reporter: in washington, congressional democrats don't have the numbers to put abortion rights into law but plan on holding a vote anyway with midterm elections just a few months away. >> by making people vote on this issue that matters to so many people, we've got a chance now maybe to change the make-up of who's in the united states senate. >> reporter: some of the arguments in the draft opinion have president biden raising questions about what else is at risk like same-sex marriage. >> what are the next things that are going to be attacked because this maga crowd is really the most extreme political organization that's existed in american history. in recent american history.
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>> reporter: oklahoma governor kevin stitt who signed a bill this week prohibiting most abortions after six weeks says the court is right to leave it to the states. >> we do not believe that nine unelected people can make a decision for all of oklahoma. >> reporter: the court's final decision is expected in june or july. meanwhile, it's unclear how the investigation into the drafts leak will play out or if criminal charges will be pursued. anne-marie? >> elise preston in washington. thank you so much. u.s. defense officials are rejecting a report that the u.s. is helping ukraine kill russian generals. overnight "the new york times" reported the u.s. is providing intel to ukraine to help take out military leaders. but the national security council called it misleading. it says the u.s. is only passing along battleground intel to help ukraine defend its country. meantime, dramatic surveillance footage shows russian missiles striking an amusement park in kharkiv this week. rides and buildings were
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damaged. one woman was injured. as debora patta reports, the kremlin's assault continues to intensify in ukraine. >> reporter: a show of strength by russia's vladimir putin as fighter jets in a z formation ripped through the skies over moscow ahead of the annual may 9 victory day parade. that's also the day putin had hoped to declare victory in ukraine. even in mariupol, which has been shelled relentlessly for over two months, there is still a last pocket of resistance. inside the steel mill, dozens of civilians remain holed up alongside hundreds of ukrainian soldiers who refuse to surrender. this russian video purportedly shows the bombing of the plant. that assault intensified as russian troops backed by artillery stormed the steel works. the more russia flexes its military muscle, the harder ukrainians fight back, and
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they've been joined in the war by american fighters like manus, blinded by shrapnel. >> i can take it, i'm old and -- i'm young, i'm a man, i'm strong. it's the kids and the old people i worry about. >> reporter: not just casualties of the war but heroes. red taylor and two friends were fighting alongside ukrainian soldiers when their vehicle hit a land mine. unhesitatingly the three americans dragged voluntary fighter vitaly stanislovavich from the burning vehicle. their actions saved his life, and he now worries for theirs. >> i don't want something to happen to them. i want them to be alive. >> reporter: you love them. >> it's more than love. i can't imagine my life without my saviors. >> reporter: now those young americans are fighting in the east where russia has ramped up its assault. debora patta, cbs news, ukraine.
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actress amber heard took the stand for the first time in the defamation suit filed against her by her ex-husband johnny depp. yesterday she described assaults by depp. she said he slapped her face when she laughed at one of his tattoos. >> i struggle to find the words to describe how painful this is. this is horrible for me to sit here for weeks and relive everything. >> depp has denied assaulting heard. he is suing herd over a 2018 op-ed that she wrote claiming she was a survivor of domestic abuse. depp claims the article, which did not mention his name, damaged his career. there is concern this morning about the safety of an ex-girlfriend of escaped alabama inmate casey white. the u.s. marshals service says in 2015 white threatened to kill
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his ex-girlfriend and her sister if he ever got out of prison. white escaped from an alabama jail friday while awaiting trial on capital murder charges. authorities believe that he was helped by assistant director of corrections vicky white, who is also missing. they are not related. surveillance video shows the the two leaving the jail on friday, and a short time later the patrol car they allegedly escaped in was spotted driving down the street. los angeles police are investigating how a man with a weapon was able to get through security checkpoints before tackling comedian dave chappelle on stage. chappelle was wrapping up his act when the man rushed the stage and tackled him. chappelle was not hurt. the suspect identified as 23-year-old isaiah lee was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon. >> weapon that was recovered was -- it's really disgusting in the sense that manufacturers are allowed to do this, but it was a replica of a handgun, and a -- a semiautomatic, black pistol.
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from the barrel of it extended a dagger. >> chappelle was able to continue the show after being tackled. in a statement, his publicist said the performances by chappelle at the hollywood bowl were epic and record-breaking, and he refuses to allow last night's incident to overshadow the magic of this historic moment. coming up now, the federal reserve lifts interest rates by a rare half percent. what this hike means for you. and more tears of joy. a young yankees fan who went viral with a tearful hug got a chance to meet his baseball hero last night. this is the "cbs morning news." my mental health was much better. my mind was in a good place. but my body was telling a different story. i felt all people saw were my uncontrolled movements. some mental health meds can cause tardive dyskinesia, or td, and it's unlikely to improve without treatment.
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hundreds of buildings were destroyed. statewide the tornadoes destroyed or damaged more than 1,000 buildings, and several people were hurt. tornadoes also touched down in oklahoma, and the secretary of state is recovering from covid. those are some of the headlines on the "morning newsstand." the "oklahoman" reports on severe damage caused by tornadoes. several buildings in downtown seminole, about 60 miles southeast of oklahoma city, were destroyed yesterday. authorities say there were reports of people trapped in the debris who had to be rescued, but there were no reports of injuries. >> holy cow, we're in a tornado. like never happened in my life. i've been here 21 years. never in my life have i ever seen a tornado actually hit in town like this. >> officials say a school took a direct hit from a tornado, but everyone who was inside was safe. severe weather is expected to continue into the weekend, though, for parts of the plains, midwest, and the south. "politico" says secretary of
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. ♪ the owner of facebook, meta platforms, is getting ready to open a physical store. the first one. journalists were given a sneak peek of the 1,500 square-foot building yesterday. it's located on the company's burlingame campus in northern california. it will feature virtual reality headsets and other gadgets including smart glasses produced in collaboration with rayban for customers to try and purchase. the store opens on monday. and if you need to borrow money for a car or a house, it's going to cost you a little bit more. that's after a move by the federal reserve to fight inflation. matt pieper explains in today's "money watch" report. >> reporter: good morning.
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stocks skyrocketed after the federal reserve anounced that it is hiking interest rates. the dow gained 932 points. the nasdaq added 401. the s&p 500 jumped 124. as expected the fed raised rates by half a percent animal point to fight inflation, the largest hike in more than two decades. what made investors happy was hearing jerome powell say the central bank is not planning any hikes larger than that, though more increases are still planned. rising interest rates also mean higher mortgage rates. pair that with record home prices and it's no surprise that a record low number of americans think it's a good time to buy a house. according to gallup, 30% of adults say it's the right time to settle down. it's the first time the number has even been below 50% since the survey began in 1978. 4.4 million taxpayers are due some money back after finding out that free, free, free does not necessarily mean free. intuit, the parent company of turbotax, will pay $141 million to customers who were deceived
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by its misleading advertisements for free tax filing services. as part of a settlement with all 50 states, customers will receive about $30 for each year they paid for turbotax's services . that's your cbs "money watch" report. anne-marie? >> all right. thank you very much. the tony awards are coming back next month, and i they will have a new host. "west side story" nominee ariana debose will host the ceremony. stars will gather at radio city music hall on june 12th to celebrate the best in theater. you can watch the tony awards here on cbs. up next, honoring dolly parton. the legendary entertainer is inducted into the rock & roll hall of fame. we'll get her reaction. 'll get . and tonight's winning numbers are 18, 18 55, 39, 71, and 43 we won! yes!
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here's a look at the forecast in some cities around the country. ♪ talk about an entrance -- actor tom cruise piloted a helicopter onto the "uss midway" in san diego for the red carpet premiere of "top gun maverick." his co-stars including jennifer connelly and john hamm were also on hand. cruise is also doing special screenings for the military and their families. "top gun maverick" opens may
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27th. this year's rock & roll hall of fame inductees were announced. among them dolly parton. she said she was honored and humbled and will accept the honor gracefully after initially trying to bow out of the process saying she didn't earn her place there. other new inductees include pat benetar, eminem, lionel richie, carly simon, judas priest and duran duran. they must have released their first album 25 years earlier to be eligible. athletes who performed in the olympics were welcomed at the white house. president biden hosted some 600 olympians and paralympians on the south lawn yesterday. he acknowledged the extra hardships these athletes faced during the pandemic. >> the pandemic made training and competing especially difficult and draining. but you did it. you all did it. we were in awe not just of your athleticism but your endurance
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and state of mind but most of all your character. >> the president and first lady mingled with the athletes, shaking their hands and taking selfies. and it was a dream come true for a young new york yankees 9-year-old derek rodriguez became a viral sensation this week. he tearfully hugged a fan who gave him a home run ball hit by aaron judge. the boy's favorite player is judge. it gets better -- rodriguez met judge at last night's yankees game. he and his family were invited to the dugout. judge signed a home run ball and gave him a pair of batting gloves. how great is that? coming up on "cbs mornings," queen latifah visits the times area studio to talk about starring in and executive producing the hit series "the equalizer." i'm anne-marie green. this is the "cbs morning news." this is the "cbs morning news."
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air. michael george has more. >> reporter: as these dental students practice on mannequins, this lamp is disinfecting the air. >> we're excited because we're the first ones to test it. >> reporter: researchers at columbia university are trying out a new kind of ultraviolet lite called far uvc light. dr. david brenner says unlike the uv light currently used to sterilize hospital rooms and equipment when people are not around, these lamps use a different wavelengths that are not known to be harm follow to people. >> this light can penetrate into our skin or into our eyes. >> reporter: dr. brenner co-authored new research showing far uvc light took less than five minutes to kill 98% of indoor airborne microbes which means it could reduce the transmission of diseases such as flu and covid. >> there are going to be new variants that haven't reached us yet. the nice thing is it should be effective against every type of virus. >> reporter: the lamps can be installed in the ceiling and
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costs about $200 each. dr. brenner says we could one day see these in hospitals, schools, and on planes. >> where we're transmitting covid, where we're transmitting influenza, it's almost entirely indoors because you have so much ventilation outdoors. i think what we have achieved with far uvc is the equivalent of stepping outside. >> reporter: dr. steven erde is excited it's being tested at a dental clinic says microbes can get into the air. >> it's an opportunity to decrease the load so providers are safer and other patients are safer. >> reporter: a potential game changer that could possibly prevent the next pandemic. michael george, cbs news, new york. coming up only on "cbs mornings," the fentanyl crisis. lilia luciano has a rare look at the latest technology being used by the federal government in the battle against drug smugglers. grammy-winning singer irma thomas talks about her career
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and return to jazz fest in new orleans. and queen latifah visits the studio to talk about starring in and executive producing the hit cbs series "the equalizer." that is the "cbs morning news" for this thursday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. ♪ ♪
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