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"Anderson. I'm Hillary Howard Mike junius is our producer. CBS News special report. It's a hurricane again, Ian had been downgraded to a tropical storm, but it's picking up strength over the Atlantic, rescue and recovery efforts, meanwhile, continued throughout Florida. President Biden says Ian could turn out to be the deadliest hurricane ever to hit the sunshine state. The numbers of still are still unclear, but we're hearing early reports of what may be substantial loss of life. CBS's Chris van cleave is in hard hit Fort Myers, the roads there, he says, are jammed with people trying to see the damage. Some are surveying the damage to their property and some are playing disaster tourist, which is certainly not what authorities want here. Power remains a big concern at one point more than a million customers lost power. Ian is now headed toward the Carolinas in the eastern Georgia coast, Georgia governor Brian Kemp. I was urged Georgia citizens to be overprepared and hopefully this storm under delivers. One Georgia city, particularly at risk, Savannah, CBS News special report. I'm Steve futterman. The Senate has approved a short term spending bill to avoid a government shutdown in this action comes as Florida lawmakers continue working with state officials to help them deal with Ian. Mitchell Miller today on the hill. The Senate overwhelmingly voted to approve the stopgap spending measure, which would extend through mid December. The house will still need to approve the legislation ahead of a Friday midnight deadline, and that is expected. Florida lawmakers, meanwhile, are anxious to get back to their state to help. And Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer says, well, Ian is no longer a hurricane. The damage has already been severe and the road to recovery will be long. The short term spending measure approved by the Senate includes billions of dollars in funding for other natural disasters and Congress may need to approve more money later this year to deal with Ian. On capital hill, Mitchell Miller WTO. The house panel investigating January 6th has wrapped up one of its most sought after interviews. Conservative activist Ginny Thomas wife of Supreme Court Justice clarence Thomas met today with the panel. Here's CBS congressional correspondent Scott McFarland. Jenny Thomas wife of Supreme Court Justice clarence Thomas did answer some questions during a marathon appearance before the House select January 6th committee behind closed doors. That's according to committee chairman Benny Thompson and Mississippi, who also said miss Thomas continued to express her belief, the 2020 election was fraudulent. For months, the committee has been trying to interview her in an effort to learn more about her role in trying to help former president Trump overturn his election defeat. Thompson texted with White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and contacted lawmakers in Arizona and Wisconsin after the election. But the extent of her involvement in the capital attack is still unclear. She said she attended the pro Trump rally at the ellipse that day, but left before the mob went to the capitol. It's 6 34, two Maryland doctors are accused of trying to give Russia confidential health information on Americans, but federal prosecutors say the pair from Rockville wound up giving that information to an undercover FBI agent who was posing as a Russian embassy worker. One of the doctors is Jamie Lee Henry an army major federal prosecutors say the other is Anna Gabriel. She allegedly told the agent she was motivated by patriotism toward Russia to help with the invasion of Ukraine. Both the charge with conspiracy, they face up to 5 years in prison for that and they're also charged with disclosing protected health information and could get up to ten years for each count. In a new civil lawsuit, park police are accused of using excessive force when officers arrested a man in rock creek park over the summer. They tased me and my spine and they chased me in the back of the leg and I turned around and then they tased me again. Jonathan McKinney is talking about his arrest in July at the Macarthur boulevard entrance of battery Kimball park, where he says he refused to engage with the man in shorts and a T-shirt who turned out to be a police officer. I just simply respond don't talk to me. Continuing to walk home mckenney says U.S. park police officers and a squad car jumped out and grabbed him, his phone went flying into the middle of the road. He went after it and they

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