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Surgeon General nominee plans to tackle mistrust in science along with taming the pandemic
"Is calling on his pick for surgeon general to do more than just focus on the mental health impacts of this pandemic. Mr Biden wants Dr Vivek Murthy to restore the public's trust in science and medicine. CBS has medical correspondent. Dr Terror New Roula says he's ready to push back if need be. Are you prepared to disagree with President Biden? If necessary? He always says, Challenge me. Tell me the truth, Even if I don't like it. Why should Americans trust you to do this job for us? So I think my job is to number one to be open, honest with people to bring them the right information to show up. First of all, and to listen.
Cuomo avoids public amid outcry over harassment allegations
"Hi Mike Rossi you're reporting calls mount for new York's governor to resign calls for New York governor Andrew Cuomo to resign or mounted in New York City late Tuesday afternoon protesters chanted performers resignation with three women now coming forward alleging unwanted advances by the sixty three year old former Timothy Kumar the New York City democratic socialists of America told protesters almost feelings go beyond the allegation the statement issued Sunday Cuomo said some of the things he has said had been misinterpreted as unwanted flirtation hi Mike Rossio
House Democrats charge ahead with bills likely to stall Senate
"Poised to advance a sweeping election reform bill through the house, the Democratic led house passed before the people at last Congress, it's told in the Senate Democrat They're bringing it up again this week, a measure that would require early voting windows, expand voter registration access and require future presidents to disclose their tax returns. A response the former president Trump's refusal to follow that tradition. Republicans opposed the measure. They describe it as a Democrat Political Protection Act that would shift control of elections from states to the federal government. Prospects in the Senate do remain uncertain without Republican support to overcome a 60 vote filibuster threshold.
At least 13 killed in Southern California car crash
"The car crash in Southern California near the US Mexico border has left more than a dozen people dead, according to fire officials at SUV that was packed with 27 people crashed into a gravel hauler. Many patients were being treated at the L. Central Regional Medical Center. Judy Cruz is the emergency room director at El Centro 14 were dead on the scene. Three of them were flown out from the scene. Seven patients transported to us such a regional medical center or unfortunately, one of those has died since arrival. Now several others were injured and four others were airlifted to another hospital and the cause of the crash is currently under investigation. Flying
Abortion concerns prompt archdiocese warning on vaccine
"Roman Catholic leaders in two big cities are advising worshippers to try to avoid coated back scenes from Johnson and Johnson because the shots are quote morally compromised the archdiocese of New Orleans is advising Catholics they should try to choose only corona virus vaccines from mature enough or Fizer because the cell line used in Johnson and Johnson's vaccination is derived from aborted fetuses the Saint Louis arch diocese also encourage Catholics to seek out alternatives to the quote morally compromised J. NJ shocked but says if there is no alternative then they could get that vaccine in good conscience Johnson and Johnson's issued a statement that there's no fetal tissue in its vaccine decades ago several types of cell lines did you Spiegel tissue but the cells used today are cloned versions hi Jackie Quinn
Americans need recurring stimulus payments, senators tell Biden
"There was talk about several high level Democrat senators. Are pressuring Joe Biden for recurring payments. After the $1400 it comes out recurrent. That means ongoing payments just for being alive. My dad must have misled me because he said, What do you think people just gonna pay you for just being alive. I like. Apparently they are pop. I guess I don't really know the particulars on that or how long they're talking about recurring payments, but That's the universal basic income concept. It's not the same thing, but the same concept is to just hand people money. Because that's fun. It's just fun to get money, and then you get to spend it. And is it a dis? Does it Disincentivize people from going to work? I I don't know. I don't know how much You know people are going to need to survive. It's it just depends on it. There's a wide variance, obviously among different households, but we'll see whether or not this is just talk or it's Ah, It's a real plan. But it is
FBI Director, Christopher Wray, Testifies Before The Senate
"As Congress continues to examine the events that led up to the deadly attack on the U. S Capitol building. Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee questioned Ray about police involvement in riots and in the white supremacist movement, the vast, vast, vast, vast, vast vast majority of the men and women in uniform both in law enforcement and the military. Our brave, selfless, professional, high integrity individuals. But when there are bad apples in the midst, we work with our partners to try to get ahead of it. Federal authorities have arrested numerous off duty police officers and members of the military for taking part in the attack. Several Republicans used today's hearing to question Ray about threats posed by
Texas and other states ease COVID-19 rules despite warnings
"Texas is among the states easing coronavirus restrictions governor Greg Abbott announced starting next week in Texas wearing a mask will not be mandatory each person has their own role to play in their own personal safety as well as in the safety of others five no mask requirement there will be no limits on indoor dining in Texas governor Gretchen Whitmer is easing virus rules in Michigan restaurants and bars can operate at fifty percent capacity Louisiana is also loosening the rules so is the city of San Francisco but CDC director Dr Richelle Wilensky has been warning not to risk a new wave of the virus we're not out of the woods coronavirus numbers are still alarmingly high I'm a Donahue
Biden administration faces challenges at U.S.-Mexico border
"A new development in the ongoing effort to reunite some 500 migrant Children who are separated from their families under the Trump Administration, zero tolerance policy at the US Mexico border. Biden administration will now allow families who were separated the option of being reunited here in the United States. Here's Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas yesterday, stressing the need to undo Previous administration's work. We will dig out of the cruelty of the past administration and we will rebuild our nation's asylum system. And all of our humanitarian programs of which we have been historically so proud. Jacob. Sober off is an NBC and MSNBC correspondent and author of separated inside an American Tragedy, and He's been following this story and joins us now. Welcome to the show, Jacob Good to be back with your time you thanks. Yes. So the most significant part of this effort is that it allows families to be reunited here on U. S soil. Why is this especially important? Well for the very reason that the families left their home country and came to seek asylum in the United States in the first place. Many of them were fleeing danger, persecution of starvation, malnutrition, acute food and security. The list goes on and on and when they made it to the United States of America, the place that represented safety and security and asylum. They were tortured. In the words of physicians for human rights. They were put through government sanctioned child abuse, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. It was one of the greatest human rights catastrophes of my lifetime, In the words of official who had worked on the reunifications, as he told me directly, And so this is the recourse that all of the advocates and the lawyers that I've been working with these families now for over three years. Have been seeking and it's welcome news. It's not reunification yet, but it's a step in that direction. Let's get to the particulars. How will these reunification efforts actually work? How will families know about these policy changes? Literally door to door knocking and Central America. There's a steering committee in the federal lawsuit that won the reunification of the family's missile versus ice on their going door to door justice in motion the women's Refugee Commission kids in need of defense. This is a group that has been involved in this process for quite some time. But up until this point. The reason there were 611 parents of Children who had been separated, had yet not been contacted That numbers now 400. 99 after 112 of them have been found over the course of the last month. The reason it's been taking so long is because of a lack of willingness from the federal government under the Trump administration to participate in this process, and the Biden administration has now changed that. Okay. I have just under a minute with you. But the C l U and groups like physicians for human rights have applauded these changes. But they're also calling on actors involved in these separations to be held accountable. How How would that happen? I think it's the most critical, remaining unanswered question about the family separation tragedy. I really think that that's you know what it must be called, Um, you know, the president said during the final presidential debate, he believed this was criminal. He said he was gonna launch a thorough investigation of the Justice Department. There's plenty of evidence of who was responsible for this policy. Whether it was Jeff Sessions Stephen Miller, Jean Hamilton, Kristine Nielsen. Kirsten Yes, Excuse me. That list goes on and on as well. It's a matter of whether they whether or not they want to pursue an investigation, like the president said that they would Jacob will have to have you on again. Jacobs Oberoth is NBC's correspondent and author of separated Inside an American Tragedy. Thanks for joining us, Thanks.
11-Year-Old Girl Shot at Chicago Area Gas Station
"Year old girl and a man was shot at a gas station in the West Pullman neighborhood. On the south side. Glenn Marshall is live and Comer Children's Hospital with the latest Glenn Good morning now, right now that family is just asking for prayers from the community and also asking for anyone to turn in any information that could lead to an arrest. This little girl was shot in the face last night and she was caught in the crossfire at a gas station shooting here is with this shooting actually took place last night. It was on 100 West 127 Street just before 11 p.m. last night. 90 year old man was exiting out of the gas station store when another man fired shots in his direction. That 90 year old man was shot in the groin area, and then he returned fire. The suspect also shot the 11 year old. Her name is nine. Andrea dire. She was shot in the face while she was sitting in the back seat of a parked car. At that gas station. She was taken to comer Children's Hospital in extremely critical condition. Now we did speak to her family outside the hospital. They are demanding answers for this baby being shot. Your 11 year and the year old left the sooner since list. No mother should be how you crying? Nobody big around here, but a baby way gonna be praying. Just pray. We did look at hers. She opened and, uh he's just keep praying for us, please. Way also know that the other victim was transported to Christ Hospital in serious condition. We do know that there was no relation between both victims. But again, I entry is family is just asking for prayers and demanding answers to why she was shot in this gas station shooting last night
Biden vows enough vaccine for all US adults by end of May
"President Biden says he now expects the covert nineteen vaccine supply to ramp up faster than anticipated the president's hailing a deal that'll have Merck help produce rival Johnson and Johnson's newly approved vaccine we're now on track to have enough vaccine supply for every adult in America by the end of may because of that he's taking a new step ordering states to prioritize vaccinating all child care workers from teachers to support staff let's treat in person learning like an essential service that is the goal is to get them at least one dose bite mom's set with the federal government providing the shots through its pharmacy program Sager mag ani Washington
U.S. imposes sanctions on Russia over Navalny's poisoning
"The US now blames them for poisoning and opposition leader L imposing sanctions. Fox is Simon, known as details Live Davis President Biden's first round of sanctions against Russia. Responding to the treatment of opposition figure, Alexei Navalny, who was poisoned last year, apparently with a nerve agent aunt has more recently being jailed. A senior official in the Biden administration says. The penalties target a number of Russian officials. The U. S. Is also considering a response to a massive cyberattack on federal government
Trump received COVID-19 vaccine in January, sources say
"President Trump and former first lady Melania Trump reportedly received the Corona virus vaccine in January at the White House. Tom Roberts has more Trump did not announce that he and Melania had been vaccinated before leaving office on January 20th. It's unclear which back seen the former president and the former first lady received a source close to Trump confirmed to CNBC their vaccinations, but declined to share any additional details of context. The pair both tested positive for the virus last year, which lead then President Trump to be treated at Walter Reed Medical Center.
Student wounded in Arkansas high school shooting
"A school shooting in arkansas. South dakota governor wants another term and allegations in chicago a fifteen year. Old boy killed a fellow student and an arkansas junior highschool monday morning and has been detained in a juvenile detention facility. According to pine bluff. Police chief kelvin. Sergeant shooting happened in a hallway at watson chapel. Junior high school as students were switching classes at about ten. Am schools in the city of pine bluff located about forty miles southeast of little rock. School went on lockdown after the shooting. And the shooter ran away but was found in a nearby neighborhood by a tracking dog. The wounded boy who is also fifteen was airlifted to a little walk hospital. He was listed in very serious condition and later died. Sergeant also commented quote. We don't have a definite motive right now as to why the incident occurred however we do believe this was targeted incident. As opposed to random incident
Severe flooding prompts state of emergency in Kentucky
"The CDC is warning that the pandemic is far from over. Kentucky's governor declares a state of emergency after heavy rainfall and flooding across the state residents experienced road closures, water rescues, power outages and mudslides. Scott Jackson is the mayor of Baby Ville, Kentucky, devastated What we thought the water would be. We didn't dream the that's much and it's flooded our whole downtown. All businesses underwater of tough Maybe Jack's idea.
Elizabeth Warren unveils proposal to tax "ultra-millionaires"
"Elizabeth Warren wants to see a wealth tax on the richest Americans. We have watched the wealth of the billionaire class in America increase by more than a trillion dollars over the last year, a two cent wealth tax were just help level the playing field Ultra Millionaire Tax Act, as it's being called, would impose a tax on those worth more than $50 million. Warren says it would generate more revenue and opportunity for the country.
Merck to help produce rival J&J's COVID-19 vaccine
"As the first Johnson and Johnson vaccine doses are delivered the White House says the company will get some help in dealing with unexpected production issues J. and J. was only able to make fewer than four million doses before getting emergency use approval Saturday so that will competitor is stepping in the two largest healthcare and pharmaceutical companies Merck and Johnson and Johnson usually competitors are coming together to expand production of the vaccine while the two companies have been talking for months White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki says the by the administration played a role in getting them to work together Merck stopped its own plans to develop a vaccine earlier this year and will now devote to plants to helping Johnson and Johnson's production Sager made Ghani Washington
Mississippi residents without water for more than 2 weeks after storm
"And Jackson, Mississippi. Some residents have been without running water for two weeks. A major storm calls pipes there to freeze and break last month. Mississippi Public Broadcasting's Kobe Vance reports that the city says that getting water pressure restored will be a difficult process. Tankers deployed by the National Guard are distributing water so residents can flush their toilets. Some sites have bottled water, but supplies are limited. South Jackson residents. Even Burkhalter and her daughters and Eva are in line to get supplies for their family going to the store buying
Churchill painting owned by Angelina Jolie smashes auction record
"A painting by Winston Churchill. The work of art. A Moroccan landscape was owned by Angelina Jolie and sold just the other day Tower of the CA to be a mosque sold at Christie's auction house Monday for $11,590,715. Previous record price for a Churchill painting was just under £1.8 million. The image of the 12th Century mosque and Merrick Cash is a piece of both political and Hollywood history. It was completed after the January 1943 Casablanca conference, or Churchill and President Franklin D. Roosevelt planned the defeat of Nazi Germany. Churchill gave it to Roosevelt as a memento. The painting was sold by the Julie Family Collection. Keith Peters
Lawyer wants 'most serious charges' against ex-Chiefs coach
"An attorney what serious charges for an ex coach of the Kansas City Chiefs an attorney for the family of a five year old girl critically injured in a crash involving former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid says the girl suffered a devastating brain injury that is left her unable to speak or walk attorney Tom Porto said in an interview with ABC's Good Morning America that Ariel young likely has permanent brain damage he added that they are going to be advocating for the most serious charges and the most serious sentence that reed could ever receive police have said Reid admitted to investigators to having two or three drinks along with prescribed Adderall before that crash I'm surely handler
Supreme Court to hear Arizona case with major voting rights implications
"Morning is due to hear a major challenge to voting rights. The case before the Supreme Court tests voting rights in Arizona, where Democrats say the court should strike down two laws that target Minority voters. One bars people from voting outside their precincts. The other prevents groups like community activists from collecting, completed mail in ballots and turning them in correspondent Steve
Romney "doing better" after fall knocked him unconscious
"Utah Senator Mitt Romney says he injured himself over the weekend while visiting his son and grandchildren in Boston. I took a fall guys doing well, that's about as far as I need to go article fall back, be unconscious, but I'm doing better. Romney has stitches above one eye and his mouth. The Republican is 73 years old. He served as governor of Massachusetts from 2003 Tau seven.
Atlanta-based Delta to shift all pilots to 'active' status by October
Doctor appears in court video call while performing surgery
"Is being investigated after he tried to multi task while he was in surgery. Sacramento Bee reports that Dr Scott Green logged onto a video call for a traffic court trial while dressed in scrubs and with medical equipment beeping in the background. He told the court that it was okay because there was another doctor in the operating room anyway. The judge said he didn't think that was appropriate and postpone the trial. And guess what the State Medical board didn't think it was appropriate either. They asked, the doctor explained his actions. The board
Proposal to create slavery reparations task force in NJ
"We're a New Jersey Reparations Task force should study the state's role in slavery and suggest policies to compensate for continuing discrimination. Says the legislative Black Caucus Assemblywoman Shove onto, Sumpter says This is a moment of national racial reckoning states across the nation such as California. Are beginning to address their complicity and racial disparities that we see today sometimes, says New Jersey is some of the nation's worst racial disparities, including imbalances in incarceration rates in that