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A moment Good morning I'm John Aaron Anika vel is our producer coming up health officials work to track the spread of omicron U.S. intelligence raises concerns about a looming Russian military offensive in Ukraine The parents of the accused Michigan school shooter have been caught after being charged with involuntary manslaughter It's ten 31 Contact tracing teams are working fast this weekend trying to find people who may have crossed paths with anyone infected with the fast spreading omicron variant of the coronavirus So far 34 countries have identified cases with the omicron strain and from doctor Anthony Fauci get vaccinated and get boosted Now the new variant has prompted health officials in some places to revive contact tracing operations that were put in place in the early days of the pandemic They're hoping to better understand how the omicron variant spreads and whether it can avoid vaccines That's correspondent Tom Hanson Meanwhile a next generation COVID vaccine could be on the way University of Virginia researchers including doctor Stevens eichner are developing what they're calling a universal vaccine to protect against any variant of COVID without needing to modify or alter what's in the shot What we want to do is make a vaccine that is exceedingly inexpensive and can be produced around the world They hope the vaccine will be available for clinical trials within the next year Jim chrysalis CBS News There are fresh concerns about Russia taking new military actions in Ukraine U.S. intelligence officials have determined Russia is planning for a possible military offensive against Ukraine as soon as early 2022 an administration official who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity said U.S. intelligence estimates the Russian offensive would include an estimated 175,000 personnel Moscow is pressing Washington for assurances that Ukraine will not be allowed to join the NATO alliance addressing the Russian threat Friday Biden said he is working on what he termed a meaningful set of initiatives to make it very very difficult for mister Putin to go ahead and do what people are worried he may do Biden could have calls next week with Russian president Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian president volodymyr zelensky Mike Gracia Washington The parents of the Michigan teen charged with killing four students at a high school Ethan crumbly pleaded not guilty this morning to involuntary manslaughter charges Hours after police said they were caught hiding in a commercial building Police say James and Jennifer crumbly were in the basement of a building where their vehicle was located in Detroit early Saturday morning The crumblies were due to reports a law enforcement officials on Friday After being charged with four counts of involuntary manslaughter Their son Ethan crumbly is the accused shooter in the deadly Oxford high school shootings Ingrid Kelly for CBS News in Detroit Coming up the supply chain already has its challenges you can now add cyberattacks to that list It's ten 33 For.

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