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one about anti-asian hate and it comes at the close of asian-american and pacific islander heritage month. for more news, download the on connected tv. i'm matt peiper, cbs wsws, ne it's tuesday, may 31st, 2022. this is the "cbs morning news." breaking overnight, tornado damage. powerful storms sweep across minnesota damaging homes and knocking out power. this morning, our first look at the devastation. uvalde mourns. the first funerals after last week's mass shooting as a movement grows to tear down the elementary school. monkeypox outbreak. with hundreds of cases across the globe, health leaders discuss whether it will become the next pandemic. well, good morning, and good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. we begin with breaking news
overnight as powerful storms and tornadoes swept through minnesota. officials say as many as 100 homes were damaged in the city of forada, about 135 miles northwest of minneapolis. drone video shows the destruction. authorities say that the city of eagle bend, about 30 miles away, was also hit. thousands of customers are still without power in the state, and there are no reports of deaths or injuries. also breaking overnight, agatha has been downgraded to a tropical storm after making landfall on mexico's southern pacific coast. the category-two hurricane plowed into beach resorts and fishing towns yesterday afternoon. it packed torrential rain and had winds of 110 miles per hour. it drove tourists and residents into shelters. the national hurricane service says heavy rains over portions of southern mexico today could cause flooding and mudslides. and today marks one week since a gunman shot and killed 19 children and two teachers at a texas elementary school. the first few minutes will begin today for two of the victims.
there will be 11 funerals altogether this week alone. as the makeshift memorial grows at the scene of the shooting in uvalde, lawmakers are once again trying to find a compromise in the gun-control debate. bradley blackburn is in new york with the latest on all of this. good morning. >> reporter: anne-marie, good morning. this was supposed to be a week of celebration in uvalde, the start of summer break for students at robb elementary. instead, this week families and the community are processing their enormous grief as they begin to say good-bye to those 19 innocent victims. funerals will be held today for two of the victims of last week's school shooting. amerie jo garza and maite rodriguez, both just 10-years-old, were killed in their classroom one week ago. maite's cousin said the fourth grader dreamed of being a marine biologist. >> she didn't deserve it. know in that moment she was
bride. she was telling people where to hide. along -- >> reporter: president biden hopes the latest tragedies will help convince more republicans to come to the bargaining table. >> i think it's gotten so bad that everybody's getting more rational about it. at least that's my hope. >> reporter: following the 2012 school shooting at sandy hook elementary in newtown, connecticut, congress failed to pass legislation expanding background checks.
and in uvalde, funerals will continue nearly every day for the next 2.5 weeks. volunteer funeral is directors have come from across texas to help this community mourn and honor the young lives so cruelly taken. >> bradley blackburn in new york, thank you. the world health organization says the world health organization says it is not concerned about the outbreak of monkeypox around the world becoming a pandemic, but it says that there are still many unknowns about the disease. the cdc says there's been 15 confirmed cases in the u.s. so far in eight states. more than 300 suspected and confirmed cases of monkeypox have been reported this month across the globe. the virus is related to smallpox which was eradicated in 1980, ending mass immunization. >> we are concerned that because the global population is not immune to the viruses since the end of smallpox eradication that the virus may attempt to exploit
a niche and spread more easily between people. >> monkeypox is spread through close contact between people. it causes flu-like symptoms and a possible rash. the european union is stepping up sanctions against russia. eu leaders reached a compromise deal to impose a partial oil embargo on moscow. it only covers russian oil transported by sea. it does not impact oil delivered by pipelines. the eu says the embargo covers two-thirds of oil imports from russia cutting a huge source of financing for its war against ukraine. meanwhilile, presidentnt biden the u.s. has no plans to send long-range missile systems to ukraine that could strike inside russia. ukraine had been asking for the longer range systems. fire swept through a popular illinois resort destroying multiple cabins there. officials say yesterday's fire at grand bear resort at starboard rock started on the porch of one of the cabins. seven cabins were destroyed.
the resort which is located about 95 miles southwest of chicago said everyone was evacuated safely. a lodge and water park were not damaged. and the nation paused on memorial day to remember americans who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. skyler henry reports on observances across the u.s. present -- >> present -- >> arms. ♪ >> reporter: president biden presided over a solemn ceremony at the tomb of the unknown soldier as america honored the men and women who died while serving in the u.s. military. >> today as a nation we undertake a sacred ritual to reflect and remember. >> reporter: at the world war ii memorial in washington, veterans and family members gathered to remember more than 400,000 americans who died in europe and the pacific.
>> it is vital that we remember the sacrifices made by the world war ii generation. the opportunities they created for us to live in freedom. >> reporter: former service members also gathered here at the vietnam veterans memorial to remember friends who didn't make it home. tony mustifa served as a sergeant in vietnam. >> i got people that's on the vietnam wall that was personal to me. we were 18, 17, 18-years-old there and everything, and i still remember the conversations that we had. >> reporter: in minnesota where 200,000 flags paid tribute to fallen veterans at ft. snelling national cemetery, the governor reflected on the sacrifices they made for freedom. >> the people who lie here literally stood in the face of tyranny, sometimes against odds that could not be have been calculated, and they did it for people who they'll never know, never see. >> reporter: americans who gave their lives defending freedom. skyler henry, cbs news, washington.
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the "associated press" reports canada introduced legislation to cap the market for handguns in the country. the prime minister said the measure would make it illegal to buy, sell, transfer, or import handguns anywhere in canada. it would also allow gun licenses to be taken away from people involved in acts of domestic violence or criminal harassment such as stalking. the bill is expected to be enacted in the fall. the "fort worth star telegram" says arizona cardinals defensive back jeff gladney was killed in a car crash. the 25-year-old former standout at tcu was a first-round draft pick of the minnesota vikings in 2020. authorities say that the two-car accident happened early yesterday morning in dallas. a female passenger was also killed. gladney sat out last season after the vikings released him when he was charged with felony assault. the cardinals signed him in march after he was found not guilty. and "the new york times" reports on the theft of a $2
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the winner of the euro vision song contest, ukrainian band kalush orchestra, sold their contest trophy at an auction. it was to raise money for ukraine's military. the crystal microphone trophy sold for $900,000 on sunday. the pink hat worn by the lead singer during the contest was also sold for more than $300,000. the money will be used to buy three drones for the ukrainian army. and there were more travel woes for americans trying to get back home after the holiday weekend. tom cruise made history at the box office. matt pieper has those stories and more in today's cbs "money watch" report. >> reporter: wall street returns after the holiday weekend hoping to continue last week's rebound that broke an eight-week losing
streak. markets were closed yesterday for the holiday. president biden is set to discuss the country's inflation crisis with federal reserve chairman jerome powell today. it will be the first meeting since the president renominated powell to lead the central bank. the white house says the goal is a transition from an historic economic recovery to stable, steady growth that works for working families. but it comes at a time when prices are rising rapidly on everything from gas to groceries. if your loved one still did not make it home after the holiday weekend on a flight, this could be the reason why -- thousands of flight cancelations. in all, from friday to monday, more than 7,000 flights were scrubbed. that's according to tracker flight aware. delta had the most canceled flights. airlines are blaming staff sickouts from covid and weather among other issues. good morning, aviators -- this is your captain speaking. >> reporter: you thought the initial weekend box office number was good? turns out once the memorial day
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injuries, though. the covid death rate in the u.s. is down, but the number of daily cases is more than five times higher than it was this time last year. meanwhile, researchers are looking into so-called covid rebound for patients who take a popular anti-viral pill. dr. jon lapook explains. >> reporter: as covid cases continue to rise, paxlovid is being prescribed to try to keep high-risk patients out of the hospital. now the cdc is warning of potential covid-19 rebound after a five-day course of the treatment. >> if you take paxlovid, you might get symptoms again. we haven't yet seen anybody who has returned with symptoms needing to the hospital. generally a milder course. >> reporter: after a patient recovers, rebound has been reported to occur two to eight days later. still, the cdc says the benefits of taking paxlovid far outweigh the risks. among unvaccinated people at high risk of severe disease it reduced the risk of hospitalization and death by
nearly 90%. >> i managed to avoid covid infection for over two years. >> reporter: infectious disease expert dr. david ho tested positive for covid after attending a covid conference. he took paxlovid, and his symptoms went away. were you surprised when you got symptoms again and tested positive? >> i was totally shocked. i did not expect that. and that's because i had tested tive -- testing negative six consecutive days including pcr. >> reporter: pfizer, the maker, is seeing a rebound rate of 2% but is monitoring patients. it sounds like the rick isn't so much that they could get very ill again but they might unknowingly infect somebody else? >> exactly. >> reporter: if covid does return, dr. walensky has this advice -- >> they should test, put their mask back on. if their test is positive, restart the isolation protocol. >> reporter: dr. jon lapook, cbs news, new york.
coming up on "cbs mornings," kellyanne conway, former senior adviser to former president trump, stops by the times square studio to tell us about her book "here's the deal: a memoir." first on "cbs mornings," bestselling author john grisham tells us about his collection of novellas called "sparring partners. -- partners." and only on "cbs mornings," gillian flynn reads a never-before-published section of her hit "gone girl" being rereleased for the tenth anniversary. that's the "cbs morning news" for this tuesday. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. ♪ . ♪
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