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news app. i'm matt piper, cbs news, new york. it's wednesday, june 22nd, 2022. this is the "cbs morning news." >> you have weapons, children have none. the officers had body armor, the children had none. >> abject failure. texas' top cop slams the police response to the mass shooting in uvalde. why he believes the gunman could have been stopped just minutes after entering the school. terrifying landing. a plane catches fire at the miami international airport. what went wrong as passengers scrambled for safety. pressure campaign. election officials detail effort by former president trump and his allies to overturn the 2020 election. well, good morning, and good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. we begin with startling relaab y
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ce handlasmo elementary school shooting in uvalde, texas, that killed 19 children and two teachers. the head of the state police told texas lawmakers yesterday that the response was a, quote, abject failure. colonel steven mccraw said that pete arredondo made terrible decisions and revealed police would have discovered the door to the classroom where the shooter was holed up was unlocked but never checked. instead they wasted precious time searching for a key. trinity chavez is in new york with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. the director of the texas department of public safety says police wasted crucial time looking for a classroom door key that was actually never needed. in a blistering testimony, the colonel told the senate committee there is no indication officers even tried to open the door while the gunman was holed up. the head of the texas department
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of public safety is blasting the police response to the uvalde mass shooting. colonel steven mccraw testified there were enough armed officers in the school hallway three minutes after the gunman walked into the school. police waited 74 minutes before breaching what is now said to be an unlocked door. >> i don't believe based on the information that we have now that that door was ever secured. in fact, i have great reason to believe it wasn't secured. how about trying the door and see if it's unlocked? >> reporter: he said officers had the manpower, equipment, and time to, quote, neutralize the suspect. >> the officers had weapons. the children had none. the officers had body armor. the children had none. >> reporter: mccraw placed blame on the uvalde police chief pete arredondo. >> the only thing stopping a hallway of dedicated from entering rooms 111 and 112 was the on-scene commander who decided to place the lives of officers before the lives of children. >> reporter: arredondo has said he didn't have initial firepower to take on the 18-year-old gunman. in uvalde tuesday the city
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council voted unanimously against giving arredondo, who is a council member, a leave of absence from appearing at public meetings. victims' family including the grandmother of 10-year-old amerie jo garza spoke out. >> please, please, we're begging, get this man out of our lives. >> reporter: garza, who was killed as she tried to call 911, received one of the girl scouts' highest honors this month for giving her life to save others. uvalde mayor don mclaughlin announced on tuesday that robb elementary school will be demolished. while he did not give a timeline for that, he said at a council meeting, quote, you can never ask a child to go back or teacher to go back in that school ever. anne-marie? >> trinity chavez in new york. thank you so much. breaking overnight, the senate moved a step closer to voting on new bipartisan gun legislation. it agreed to advance the measure after a group of senate negotiators said they agreed on the bill's language.
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it toughens background checks for gun buyers under 21 and includes incentives for states to pass red flag laws allowing authorities to temporarily seize guns from anyone deemed dangerous, and it closes the so-called boyfriend loophole that would bar dating partners convicted of domestic violence from buying guns. the senate could vote on the measure this week. and also breaking overnight, a powerful earthquake hit eastern afghanistan killing hundreds. the 6.1-magnitude quake struck about 27 miles from the city of khost near the pakistan border. officials say that at least 280 people were killed. the death toll is expected to rise as information comes in from remote mountain villages. seismologists say that the quake was felt by more than 100 million people in afghanistan, pakistan, and india. an investigation is under way to determine why a passenger plane's landing gear collapsed after touching down at miami international airport. the red air flight from the dominican republic was carrying 126 people when it caught fire
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yesterday just moments after landing. three people suffered minor injuries. >> i jumped and i -- i thought it was going explode. >> they start landing, but it's like they couldn't -- the wheels were broken, i don't know. i was like doing like this. we thought it was going to like -- >> roll over. >> roll over. >> the ntsb says an investigation team will arrive at the airport today. and there was powerful testimony in the latest january 6th public hearing. arizona and georgia election officials talked about the pressure they faced from former president trump to help overturn the election results. skyler henry has that story. >> reporter: the house select committee investigating the january 6th attack says pressuring local officials was a fundamental part of former president trump's playbook in attempting to overturn 2020 election. >> i will not break my oath. >> reporter: rusty bowers, republican speaker of the arizona house, told the panel
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that mr. trump's attorney, rudy giuliani, could not present him any proof of voter fraud but wanted him to decertify the state's electors anyway. >> he said, we've got lots of theories, we just don't have the evidence. i don't know if that was a gaffe. >> reporter: in georgia trump called various officials to see if they could change the results in his favor. >> i just want to find 11,780 votes -- anyway, whatever you can do, frances, it's a gre t. it's an important thing for the country. >> reporter: california temperature adam schiff says then-chief of staff mark meadows wanted to send trump memorabilia to election investigators. >> coins, actual autographed hats et cetera. white house staff intervened to make sure that didn't happen. >> reporter: committee members say the pressure campaign ultimately led to the violence at the capitol on january 6th. >> donald trump did not care about the threats of violence. he did not condemn them. he made no effort to stop them.
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>> reporter: one georgia election worker says the former president's attacks led to death threats against her and her family. >> wishing death upon me, saying things like be glad it's 2020 and not 1920. >> reporter: the next hearing is thursday when the committee will detail mr. trump's efforts to pressure his own justice department into spreading his false claims. skyler henry, cbs news, capitol hill. president biden is set to deliver remarks today about the high gas prices gripping the nation. mr. biden earlier said that he hoped to decide by the end of this week whether to support a federal gas tax holiday, and that could help drivers save up to 18 cents a gallon. overnight the average price of a gallon of regular gas in the u.s. fell a penny to $4.96. that's according to aaa. jurors in a california civil trial found bill cosby sexually abused a 16-year-old girl at the "playboy" mansion in 1975. the los angeles county jury ruled in favor of judy huth who is now 64 years old and awarded
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her $500,000. the decision comes nearly a year after the 84-year-old entertainer was freed from prison when his conviction on sexual assault charges was overturned in pennsylvania. >> i was surprised, totally happy. you know, i just -- i didn't know what to think. i didn't know which way anything was going to go. >> cosby did not attend the civil trial. he has repeatedly denied the allegations. his spokesman said cosby will appear. -- appeal. coming up, the supreme court weighs in. what the justices decided in a case over public money for religious schools. and later, playing through. members of a florida golf community spot some unusual wildlife. that's the "cbs morning news" coming up. unusual wildlife. that's the "cbs morning news" coming up. is taking off. but so is your sound engineer. you need to hire. i need indeed. indeed you do. indeed instant match instantly delivers quality candidates matching your job description.
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misconduct. the women accused watson of harassing, assaulting, or touching them during massage appointments when he played for the houston texans. terms of the settlements are confidential. watson, who has denied any wrongdoing, still faces possible discipline from the nfl. and "the new york times" says during a visit to ukraine, attorney general merrick garland named a veteran u.s. prosecutor to help investigate russian war crimes. garland met with ukraine's prosecutor general yesterday near the ukraine/polish border. they want to apprehend and prosecute anyone connected to war crimes during russia's invasion. >> the united states is sending an unmistakable message, there is no place to hide. we and our partners will pursue every avenue available to make sure that those who are responsible for these atrocities are held accountable. >> garland said the u.s. will create a war crime accountability team to work with ukraine and international law enforcement groups.
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long term consequences. now as you're thinking about all the vaccines your teen might need make sure you ask your doctor if your teen is missing meningitis b vaccination. here's a look at the forecast in some cities around the country. ♪ after a two-year pandemic pause, ride sharing is back. uber's letting passengers share rides with strangers again. the re-branded feature is called uber x share. for now it's only available in nine u.s. cities, though. but uber says more locations will be added. the fda is taking a major step to crack down on cigarette use, and krispy kreme is offer -- offering some soft serve.
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matt pieper has those stories and more in the cbs "money watch" report. >> reporter: stocks ended higher on wall street tuesday clawing back some of the ground that was lost last week in what was the worst weekly drop since the beginning of the pandemic. the dow rose 641 points. the nasdaq was up 270. s&p 500 up 89. cutting the nicotine in cigarettes. the fda announces a plan for a proposed rule to reduce just how addictive cigarettes and other tobacco products are for people. the agency says the goal is to lessen youth use addiction and death. it faces an uphill battle. it could take years to go into effect and tobacco companies have indicated that any plan that curbs nicotine would violate the law. snap, crackle, split. kellogg's, which makes frosted flakes, rice krispies, and eggo will focus on cereals, snacks, and plant-based foods. the 116-year-old company says the new companies including its
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names should be completed by the end of next year. kellogg has had its eyes on snacks for years with sales of its products like pringles and cheez-its growing. shares grew nearly 2% with that news. and krispy kreme is not just doughnuts anymore. the chain is offering ice-cream that's flavored like its glazed doughnuts. it's also available as a milk shake, but it's not available everywhere yet. just in select markets to see how it does. that is your cbs "money watch" report for this wednesday morning. i'm matt pieper, cbs news, new york. >> man, that last story made me smile. here's something that might be good news for if you you're an elvis fan. elvis has not left the building singer's likeness can continue at some las vegas chapels. they reached an agreement with authentic brands group which owns the rights to elvis after the organization asked them to stop performing the weddings last month. >> this is all i do. we'd be out of job.
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the 33-year-old retired in 2019 from the patriots and then came out of retirement in 2020 to join tom brady in tampa bay. on instagram, he said "i will now be going back into my retirement home walking away from football again with my head held high knowing i gave it everything i had good or bad, every time i stepped out on the field." thousands marked the summer solstice at britain's stonehenge. crowds watched as the sun rose behind the landmark which was mysteriously built to align with the sun's movements. yesterday marked the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere. and new york city kept its tradition of holding a free yoga class in times square to celebrate the summer event. organizers say 7,000 people registered to participate in the event. coming up on "cbs mornings" now, actor simu liu talks about his rise to stardom and his new book "we were dreamers." i'm anne-marie green. this is the "cbs morning news." "
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our top stories this morning -- the head of the texas state police says the response to last month's elementary school shooting in uvalde was an abject failure. colonel steven mccraw told state lawmakers that on-site commander school district police chief pete arredondo made terrible decisions, and he also said that there were enough armed officers on the scene to stop the gunman three minutes after entering the building. and an investigation is under way to determine why a passenger plane's landing gear collapsed after touching down at miami international airport. the red air flight from the dominican republic was carrying 126 people when it caught fire yesterday moments after landing. three people suffered minor
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injuries. children as young as 6 months old can now get a covid vaccine shot. some parents were quick to line up yesterday, but others are still reluctant. natalie brand reports. >> reporter: there were a few tears from nervous toddlers, but parents could not be happier. >> it's been a long time coming. we've been as careful as we could be within reason for a long, long time, and -- yeah, maybe excited to do some stuff inside now. >> reporter: cyrus kharas brought his 2-year-old for a long-awaited vaccination. did it hurt or not really? >> not really. >> not really. >> reporter: not really. >> reporter: president biden visited one of several d.c. clinics open tuesday afternoon. >> this is a very historic milestone. monumental step forward in the united states, now the first country in the world to offer safe and effective covid-19 vaccines for children as young as 6 months old. >> reporter: doctors say vaccinating children is not only about protection but also preventing potential long-term consequences.
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>> for children in particular, while thankfully most have mild disease if they become infected with covid-19, this are still unknowns. we don't know what happens to children when they're infected so young, what can happen as they get older. >> reporter: doctors are urging parents to get their youngsters vaccinated as soon as possible. a cdc survey released last week shows more than half definitely or probably will get their children vaccinated with under a third saying they definitely or probably will not. natalie brand, cbs news, washington. coming up on "cbs mornings," truth in political ads. tony dokoupil looks at how candidates are allowed to lie in tv campaign ads, and he gets a firsthand look at how these ads get on the air. plus, actor simu liu talks about his rise to stardom and his new book "we were dreamers." and comedian gina yashere, co-creator and co-star of the sitcom "bob hearts abishola" shares an essay on what pride means to her.
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that's the "cbs morning news" for this wednesday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. ♪ ay. ♪
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