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i'm matt piper, cbs news, new york. it's friday, june 24th, 2022. this is the "cbs morning news." breaking overnight, bipartisan deal passed. the senate approves a measure to tighten gun-control laws. the key takeaways as lawmakers break a decades' long stalemate. pressure campaign. former justice department officials testify in the latest january 6th hearing. how they say former president trump tried to mislead the department on election fraud claims. dramatic rescue. a coach saves a u.s. swimmer who blacked out under water during a championship event. well, good morning, and good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. breaking overnight, the senate
approved a bipartisan gun-control bill that's headed to the house today where it is expected to pass. after weeks of negotiations, the breakthrough measure received the backing of all 50 senate democrats and 15 republicans. the most far-reaching gun legislation in decades comes after recent mass shootings in buffalo, new york, and uvalde, texas. trinity chavez is here with more on this. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. as the nation deals with recent wave of mass shootings, the supreme court is expanding gun rights, reversing a new york law that required applicants to show a special need for a concealed permit. a historic reversal of a long-standing gun law. >> the yeas are -- >> reporter: by a vote of 65 to 33, the senate passed a bill aimed at reducing gun violence. the measure had the backing of all 50 democrats as well as 15 republicans including minority leader mitch mcconnell. >> i think it's a significant step in the right direction. >> reporter: proponents have hailed the safer communities act as congress' most significant gun-control legislation since the 1990s.
it expands background checks for some gun buyers and bars more dam violence offender from purchasing them. it will seize weapons from troubled individuals and increases federal support for school security and mental wellness programs. the house is expected to vote on the measure later today. even as congress was taking steps to tighten the nation's gun laws, the supreme court was moving in the opposite direction. >> i think it's a bad decision. i think it's not reasoned accurately. but i'm disappointed. >> reporter: in a 6-3 ruling, the justices struck down a new york law requiring a special permit to carry a concealed handgun outside the home. >> it's a huge victory for the lawful gun owners of new york state. >> reporter: in the opinion, justice clarence thomas wrote that second amendment rights are not second-class rights that are subject to other rules and regulations. new york governor kathy hochul is vowing to have the law rewritten to comply with the supreme court's ruling. meantime, similar concealed carry laws are still on the books in five other states which
are new jersey, massachusetts, maryland, hawaii, and california. anne-marie? >> trinity chavez in new york. thank you very much. well, the supreme court still has several major cases on its docket and is set to release more opinions today. one involves a mississippi law banning abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. a draft opinion leak last month indicates that the court is ready to overturn roe v. wade which made abortion legal nationwide. another case involves whether the biden administration can end the trump-era remain in mexico policy that requires asylum seekers to stay in mexico until their cases are heard. there was more gripping testimony in the january 6th investigation. three former justice department officials testified yesterday talking about how former president trump pressured them to try to overturn the 2020 election results. when they told him there was no evidence of fraud, trump wanted to replace the attorney general with jeffrey clark, an
environmental lawyer who had no election experience. serena marshall has more. >> reporter: the house select committee investigating the january 6th attack used its fifth hearing of june to show how former president trump wanted to use the justice department to legitimize his false claims of election fraud. >> i'm just asking you to do is just say it was corrupt and leave the rest to me and the republican congress. >> reporter: the former president's own appointees at the doj refused and told him there was no fraud. >> and he had this arsenal of allegations. i went piece by piece to say no, that's false. that is not true. >> reporter: mr. trump then tried to replace former acting attorney general jeffrey rosen with jeffrey clark, the doj's environmental lawyer, and a supporter of mr. trump's cause. >> the best i can tell is the only thing you know about environmental and election challenges is they both start with e. >> reporter: clark wanted to push for a special legislative session in several states to overturn the election results.
in an oval office meeting on january 3rd, top doj officials talented to resign en masse if clark was promoted. >> no one is going to read this letter. all anyone is going to think is that you went through two attorneys general in two weeks until you found the environmental guy to sign this thing. >> reporter: at the end of the hearing, the committee showed how several republican congressmen asked for pardons. >> the general tone was we get prosecuted because we were defensive of the president's positions. >> reporter: clark, who was never named acting attorney general, invoked the fifth amendment more than 100 times during his deposition to the committee. serena marshall, cbs news, washington. well, this morning marks one year since a 12-story beachfront condo collapsed in surfside, florida, killing 98 people. memorial services will take place for the victims of the champlain towers south collapse. yesterday a florida judge approved a more than $1 billion settlement in connection with the collapse. similar cases typically take
years to litigate, but the judge promised he would have it settled within one year. most of the money goes to victims' families. >> in this courtroom, heroes wear black robes and business suits. your honor and each member of this court, you are all angels in disguise. >> the money will be paid by insurance companies, engineering firms, and a recently completed next door condo project whose construction is suspected of contributing to the collapse. the investigation into the cause, however, continues. and parents will soon have another covid vaccine option for their children. yesterday a panel of cdc advisers recommended authorization of moderna shots for children ages 6 to 17. the cdc is expected to formally authorize the shots. the fda gave the okay last week. pfizer's vaccine has been available for this age group since last year.
meanwhile, a new study says nearly 20 million lives were saved worldwide by covid vaccines during the first year. british scientists used data from 185 countries to estimate just how many deaths were prevented. it includes almost two million in the u.s. china was not included in the study, however, because of uncertainty about the pandemic's effect on deaths there and its huge population. well, coming up, poolside drama. a coach saves a swimmer who fainted. we're going to hear from that hero. later, vaping takes a hit. why juul has been ordered to stop selling e-cigarettes. this is the "cbs morning news." can a cream really reduce wrinkles? more than one hundred women tried l'oreal triple power.
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meanwhile, leaders of the european union have agreed to make ukraine a candidate for eu membership. ukraine applied to join the bloc after russia invaded in february. the eu also granted candidate status to the neighboring country of moldova. it could take years, however, for countries to become members. a swimming coach dove to the rescue during a competition. and nancy pelosi's husband has been charged. those are some of the headlines on the "morning newsstand." the "san francisco chronicle" says paul pelosi, the husband of house speaker nancy pelosi, was charged with dui after a california car crash. the 82-year-old paul pelosi was arrested last month after the crash in napa county, north of san francisco. police say that he drove a porsche into an intersection and hit -- was hit by a jeep. he was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol causing jury. if convicted of the misdemeanor, he faces a minimum of five days in jail and up to five years
probation. "usa today" says an american artistic swimmer was rescued by her coach after she fainted in the water. 25-year-old anita alvarez lost consciousness and sank to the bottom of the pool wednesday. it happened while she was competing at the world aquatics championship in hungary. coach andrea fuentes, a four-time olympic medalist dove into the water. >> i went as fast as i could to grab her and pull her up to the surface. and once i pull her up, i was just -- my goal was only to make her breathe. >> alvarez is okay, but it's not clear if she'll compete in today's finals. a similar incident happened last year when fuentes jumped into the pool to pull the swimmer to safety. and the "associated press" says the biden administration has agreed to cancel $6 billion in loans for college students who say they were defrauded by their schools. it's part of a proposed class action lawsuit settlement
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for fueling a surge in teen vaping in the u.s. the fda said juul did not supply the data needed to determine relevant health risks of its products. juul says it will seek a stay of the fda's decision and might appeal. two years ago the government banned all sweet and fruit-flavored e-cigarettes. there was a second round of layoffs at netflix, and one company wants you to stay cool this summer with ketchup popsicles. matt pieper explains in today's cbs "money watch" report. >> reporter: wall street's main indices posted solid gains on thursday keeping them on track for weekly gains. the dow gained 194. the nasdaq was up 179. s&p 500 gaining 35. the rumors were true. netflix has cut ties with 300 employees in another round of layoffs. last month the streamer laid off 150 workers, two months ago netflix said it lost 200,000 subscribers in the first quarter of the year.
the company has said that it's working on ways to crack down on password sharing. nike pulls out of russia shortly after russia's invasion of ukraine in march. nike suspended online and franchised store sales in russia. its non-franchised stores continue to operate. not anymore as it will now fully exit the country. other u.s. brands that announced plans to withdraw from russia in recent months include mcdonald's and starbucks. and can you dip your fries in this once it melts? french's ketchup has created the french-cicle which it calls a refreshing limited edition ketchup popsicle. it's only available at popup locations today to our neighbors to the north in canada. the company says the treats are made from 100% canadian tomatoes. that is your cbs "money watch" report for this friday morning. i'm matt pieper, cbs news, new york. >> i'm going to file that last one under things that no one was asking for. thanks anyways.
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stage with you ladies. back in january, adele apologized to her fans after postponing a residency in las vegas due to covid production issues. her fans are still waiting to hear about the make-up dates. trumpet the bloodhound celebrated his big win as best in show at the westminster kennel club dog show. he took in the sights in new york city, vip style, of course. trumpet said that his handler enjoyed the view from atop the empire state building, and then trumpet was treated to a steak served on a silver platter at central park's tavern on the green. his handler says trumpet really enjoys the simpler things. >> trumpet's a silly boy. she gets into some mischief. he likes to dig holes. he likes to just be an everyday dog. >> trumpet isn't the first famous dog in his family. according to "the new york times," his great grandfather, trigger, once held the guinness world record for the longest dog
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our top story, the senate approved a bipartisan gun-control bill that's headed to the house today where it is expected to pass. after weeks of negotiations, the measure was approved 65-33 with support from 15 republicans. it expands background checks for gun buyers under 21, bars firearms from more domestic violence offenders, and helps states take weapons away from people deemed dangerous. well, as the nation awaits the supreme court ruling on abortion rights, advocates on both sides are preparing for a surge in demand for their services. natalie brand explains. if they need anything in the interim, they can always call -- >> reporter: from clothing to care packages, from diapers to
formula, this pregnancy center in northern virginia is a source of basic supplies as well as counseling and connections to medical appointments. >> we probably have 2,500 visits every year for material assistance. >> reporter: the organization opposes abortion. dolores wisecarver serves on the board. >> out of the women that come in that are abortion minded, about -- about 57% have a change of heart and continue the pregnancy. >> reporter: what do you think has changed their mind? >> if they know that they have help and know that they have support. >> reporter: in bloomington, indiana, in pregnancy resource center also offers counseling and supplies for pregnant women and moms, but it has an abortion fund to help those who have decided to end their pregnancies. >> one thing that hasn't been talked about a lot is how difficult it has already been in some states for people to access abortion care. >> reporter: jess marchbank, the programs director, says since the leaked court draft opinion, calls have more than doubled. >> i have consistently been receiving over 80 every week since the beginning of may.
>> reporter: sabine oster has lived both sides of this issue. >> no person can understand what an individual person goes through when they make their own decisions. especially one as hard as that. >> reporter: she had an abortion in her 20s, nearly a decade later she made a different decision and is a new mom. >> i couldn't do it again. i'm still pro choice to this day, just due to the fact that i'm able to make a conscious decision on my own. i have support. not everybody is as fortunate as me to have that support system. >> reporter: she got support from family and financial assistance from a pregnancy center. >> there's a tendency to vilify the other side. and that's not it. i mean, we're here about helping each other and getting through this. >> reporter: while the advocates across the two sides hope for different outcomes from the supreme court -- >> it's impossible to harden your heart to some of the situations that you hear, and
it's also impossible to help every single person which can be heartbreaking. >> reporter: they remain focused on helping as many women as their resources will allow. natalie brand, cbs news, northern virginia. coming up on "cbs mornings," new york governor kathy hochul joins us in our times square studio to discuss her reaction to the supreme court striking down statement limits on guns. and country music star luke combs talks about his album "growing up" which drops today. that's the "cbs morning news" for in friday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great weekend. ♪ weekend. ♪
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