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for more news, download the cbs news app on your cell phone or connected tv. cbs news, new york. it's tuesday, may 24th, 2022. this is the "cbs morning news." >> this is more than a european issue. this is a global issue. call to action. president biden pressures nations to do more about russia, as he tries to clarify comments about taiwan. high-stakes primary. party nominations are up for grabs in five states. how one race pits former president trump against former vice president mike pence. monkeypox in the u.s. concerns grow about a possible outbreak. how health officials say they're ready if the virus spreads. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. president biden is expected to
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arrive back in washington tonight after his first visit to asia since taking office. mr. biden took part in a four-nation summit in tokyo overnight, with the leaders of japan, australia, and india. he urged them to make a greate fort to stopsi aggression after its invasion of ukraine. he also sought to clarify comments that he made about what the u.s. would do if china attacked taiwan. bradley blackburn is in new york with the latest on all of this. bradley, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. in many ways, this asia trip was about countering rising chinese influence in the region, but in those comments, the president took direct aim at a sore spot for china. now, he's trying to roll it back. >> the policy has not changed at all. >> reporter: president biden says the policy of strategic ambiguity toward supporting taiwan remains, one day after he muddied the waters when asked about a hypothetical invasion by china. >> are you willing to get involved militarily to defend taiwan if it comes to that?
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>> yes. >> reporter: in tokyo, meeting with the so-called quad, mr. biden hoped to build support with the heads of australia, japan, and india to counter china's rising influence. >> democracies versus autocracies. >> reporter: the president highlighted the global response against russia for its invasion of ukraine and said he expects >> we're navigating a dark hour in our shared history. the russian brutal and unprovoked war against ukraine has triggered a humanitarian catastrophe. >> reporter: yun sun, the director of the china program at the washington thinktank the stimpson center. she says the u.s. can support taiwan as it does ukraine without putting booti s on the ground. >> no one can imagine a scenario where china attacks taiwan unprovoked, and the sus u.s. stands aside and does not intervene. >> reporter: a top chinese spokesman urged the u.s. to, quote, refrain from sending the wrong signals to taiwan
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independence separatist forces. while president biden met with the asian leaders, china is pursuing its own agenda in the region, sending their foreign minister to the soloman islands. there are questions about whether they might allow a chinese naval base very close to australia and new zealand. anne-marie. >> bradley blackburn in new york, thank you so much. ofol todanot races are held in texas, georgia, tennessee, alabama, arkansas, and minnesota. in georgia, voters will decide on nominees for governor, senate, and secretary of state. there's a lot of attention on the gop race for governor. incumbent brian kemp has the support of former vice president mike pence. his biggest challenger, david perdue, has the backing of former president trump. the winner will likely face stay stacey abrams, running unopposed for the democratic nomination. president biden is warning americans to be careful as health officials look into possible monkeypox cases in the
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u.s. so far, cdc says one case has been confirmed in massachusetts. other suspected cases are being investigated in new york, florida, and utah. dr. jon lapook has more. >> reporter: monkeypox infections are popping up around the world. the greatest number of confirmed cases are in spain, portugal, and the united kingdom. so far, there have been at least 92 confirmed cases in 12 countries and no reported deaths. >> thank you very much. >> reporter: the biden administration is preparing to deploy vaccines and antiviral medications if needed to combat the spread in the u.s. >> i think people should be careful. i think we do have enough to deal with the likelihood of a problem. >> reporter: monkeypox is a virus found in wild animals like rodents and monkeys. when it infects people, symptoms include fever, headache, aches and pains, fatigue, swollen lymph nodes, and a rash that lasts two to four weeks. until now, it's rarely been seen outside of central and west
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africa. dr. anne rimoin of epidemiology at the ucla fielding school of public health says the infection can be deadly, especially in areas with poor access to health care. however -- >> we've never seen a death from the monkeypox imported from west africa in any person in a high-resource setting. >> reporter: the virus is spread through body fluids, skin, and respiratory droplets. the world health organization said many infected identify as gay and bisexual men, but emphasized anyone can develop and spread monkeypox. >> the transmission is happening from close physical contact, skin-to-skin contact. so it is quite different than covid in that sense. >> reporter: unlike covid, monkeypox is caused by a virus we've known about for more than 60 years. we have vaccines, treatments, and decades of experience taking care of infected patients. still, public health officials are being careful to say, we have a lot to learn about this unusual outbreak. dr. jon lapook, cbs news, new york.
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millions of kids younger than 5 in the u.s. could start receiving covid vaccine shots next month. pfizer says its three-dose vaccine is 80% effective in preventing symptomatic infections in children as young as 6 months. the fda, which is already studying moderna's vaccine for kids, will meet next month to review the data. it comes as the number of infected children is rising. the american academy of pediatrics says as of last week, more than 107,000 additional child covid cases were reported. that's about a 72% increase from just two weeks ago. it's the sixth straight weekly increase. new york city police are asking for the public's help in finding a man who shot and killed a passenger on a subway train. investigators released pictures of the unidentified suspect who allegedly shot a 48-year-old man on his way to brunch. witnesses say the gunman shot the victim at close range without provocation. >> it is unimaginable. you're sitting down, going to
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brunch, going to visit a family member. a person walks up to you and shoots you for no reason. not a dispute, which is horrific to do it when it is a dispute, but that is the worst nightmare. >> last month, another man opened fire inside a new york subway train, wounding ten people. the pentagon says more nations are sending high-tech weapons to ukraine. defense secretary lloyd austin said 20 nations will send new packages of security assistance to help the country defend itself against russian attacks. u.s. officials also say discussions are under way on whether to send american troops back to ukraine in non-combat roles. meanwhile, a ukrainian court sentenced a 21-year-old russian soldier to life in prison for killing an unarmed civilian. the tank commander had pleaded guilty. he said that he was ordered to shoot the man to stop him from reporting the russians' location. it was the first war crimes trial since russia invaded ukraine. coming up, extreme sandstorms.
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pittsburgh steelers quarterback dwayne haskins drank heavily at a club before he was hit and killed by a dump truck walking on a florida highway. his blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit for driving when he was killed. the 24-year-old ran out of fuel near ft. lauderdale. he told a companion he was going to find a gas station. the truck driver told investigators that haskins stepped in front of him. the "associated press" reports sandstorms engulfed the middle east. iran, iraq, syria, and kuwait were blanketed with dust and grit yesterday. the sky turned orange, and visibility was severely limited in some places. it is the tenth sandstorm to hit iraq in the last two months, making it difficult to breathe and sending people to the hospitals. kuwait international airport suspended all flights for the second time this month. and our minneapolis station, wcco, says an 84-year-old woman completed her dream of earning a college degree from the
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britain's queen elizabeth britain's queen elizbabeth has a new set of wheels. the 96-year-old monarch, who has some mobility issues, toured the chelsea flower show in london in a buggy. she was ridden around to check out the exhibits. it's her latest appearance after concerns about her health last month. the platinum jubilee next month will be held in her honor to celebrate the queen's 70th year on the throne. there's no more mocha for moscow, and a piece of hollywood history from the "wizard of oz" is headed to court. matt pfeiffer has those stories and more in today's "money watch" report. stocks rebounded to start the week after a wild ride last week. president biden's tough talk on china during his trip to asia helped fuel the run. the dow rose 618 points money. the nasdaq gained 180.
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s&p 500 up 72. starbucks is the latest company to pull its business out of russia due to the war in ukraine. the seattle-based coffee giant has about 130 stores and 2,000 employees in russia. the workers will be paid for six months, and starbucks says it will help them find new jobs. she said there's no place like home, and, for now, dorothy's "wizard of oz" dress also does not have a home. the blue and white outfit judy garland wore in 1939 was set to be part of a hollywood memorabilia auction today in los angeles. the dress was put up to sale by catholic university of america. but the relative of a late university worker filed a lawsuit after her uncle was given the dress in 1973. the auctioneer said the dress could go more than $1 million before the judge granted the preliminary injunction. arby's, best known for roast beef, will sell a burger for the first time. the steakhouse burger will be
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available until july 31st. about 6 bucks. arby's says it is about 60% larger than a mcdonald's quarter pounder. this is your cbs "money watch" for tuesday morning. i'm matt peiper, new york. in the age of cell phones, the last city-owned public pay phone was removed from the street yesterday. it will be installed at the museum of the city of new york. there are some privately owned pay phones scattered around the city. no word on where superman will change for work, though. up next, a winning walk-up. a california little league player becomes a tiktok star with his big moves. o. a california little league player becomes a tiktok star with his big moves. f. a california little league player becomes a tiktok star with his big moves. f. a california little league player omes a tiktok star with his big moves.
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our top stories this morning. president biden is expected back in washington tonight after his first trip to asia since taking office. mr. biden took part in a four-nation summit in tokyo overnight, with the leaders of japan, australia, and india. he urged them to make a greater effort to stop russian aggression after its invasion of ukraine. and primaries are being held in five states today. one of the most closely watched races is for the republican nomination for governor in georgia. it pits incumbent brian kemp, who has the support of former vice president pence, against former senator david perdue, who is backed by former president trump. there's a growing problem facing thousands of american families.
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elder fraud. the number of scams targeting people over 60 exploded during the pandemic. jeff begase has more. >> reporter: three years ago, sherri, who asked us not to use her full name, got a phone call, warning that her bank records had been found in a car that was loaded with illegal drugs. did you believe them? >> i went into a state of shock. >> reporter: the caller said he was a dea agent and wanted cash, or else she was going to be in trouble. >> i remember sending money all over the country. >> reporter: how much did you turn over? >> hundreds and thousands of dollars. >> reporter: $200,000? >> higher. >> reporter: $400,000? >> >> they have to stve t order to. >> reporter: agent miller, who was chasing the scammers, showed up to warn sherri. >> you remember the first knock on the door? >> yes, i remember it well.
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>> reporter: according to a recent fbi report, older americans like sherri were scammed out of $1.7 billion in 2021, a 74% increase in one year. >> i was the target of an elder fraud scheme. >> reporter: even former fbi and cia director william webster was scammed. >> if it can happen to me, it can happen to you. >> they're lonely. they're trustworthy. they believe it is legit. >> reporter: how much of these scammers stolen? >> in the investigation i'm working, $10 million to date. >> reporter: they work overseas with u.s. collaborators who move the cash. >> we are in the process of proceeding against you legally. >> financially, i'm ruined. >> reporter: right now, there are about 5,000 other sherris out there, and only a few arrests have been made. jeff pegues, cbs news, nateurleso cne inginia.
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y ppl how mea impact their mental health. plus, only on "cbs mornings," hugh evans, the ceo and co-founder of global citizen, tells us about a new leadership summit to end extreme poverty. "good housekeeping" demonstrates its top devices designed to keep women safe. that's the "cbs news" for this morning. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day.
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