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they want me to be defeated so badly. >> but some observers are taking issue with ratcliff's interpretation of the operations intent. cbs election news expert. >> he said that it was to harm president trump which is questionable. >> is it to harm the process, or to change someone's vote? >> it's overwhelmingly to get us to doubt our own system. >> what does a cyber event tell us about the next two weeks? >> we are going to see a lot more of this. >> still, becker agrees with some of the comments made by christopher ray. >> you should be confident that your vote counts. >> this morning iran is saying it makes no difference to them who wins the u.s. election. separately a senior administration official confirms to cbs news, that president trump soured on the fbi director months ago over significant
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policy issues including voter fraud, the official said that ray could exit right after the election. the fbi and justice department had no comment for our reporting. >> catherine, reporting. millions americans have already cast their ballots either at in person early voting sites or ballot drop boxes or through the u.s. mail. but for the 3 million u.s. citizens living abroad, there's no choice. to cast a vote, you have to put it in the mail. the international ballot system has worked for decades but many ex-pats fear their vote this is had not be counted. we have the story from london. >> it turns out that americans don't even have to be earth bound to vote. >> on the way to the international space station. >> u.s. astronaut kate rubin's who blasted off last wednesday will cast her absentee will cast her ballot with a bit of help,
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will cast her billion on on tal. >> it's super important, i feel like every vote counts. >> are you voting in a state where you think it could make a difference? >> i would certainly hope so. i'm from georgia. >> this is the blank ballot you can see here. >> absentee voting is nothing new for u.s. ex--pats. the system has been running smoothly for decades but this year, demand is through the roof said this woman who runs the u.s. vote foundation. >> as so many different crisis hit the u.s., overseas citizens became more and more aware of what was going on and wanted to participate. have you got any idea how many more overseas ballots will be returned this year than in previous years? >> our sentiment in regards to 2016, it had wiwill be about do
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>> radical left -- >> will you shut up, man. >> but the bitterly contested 2020 election has american ex-pats feeling stress. >> now the question is, do i trim the page, or don't i trim the page? >> janet fisher from new york read and re-read the instructions for the ballot she printed at home. see, if it was not 100% perfect. i thought they would discount my vote and i feel very passionate about voting in this particular election. >> erin stayser is from michigan. >> i will be able to watch it and refresh every day until i see that it has been signed for. done. now i just wait. >> susan mumford is registered in arkansas. >> i did receive my official absentee balloting materials. which makes me feel a lot better about the currenti itvoting situation. >> alex's ballot should have
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come by mail, but i did not show up. >> i did not receive had my ballot, and i have spoken to two other americans that are living here and they did not receive their's either? so, lost in the mail? i'm not sure. >> she was able to on register online and print her ballot. but it has shaken her faith. >> do you have more concerns this time than in other u.s. elections? >> i do feel more skeptical than i have in the past. >> hm-mm had. but you are doing it anyway? >> of course i am. >> in the lobby of the u.s. embassy in london. there's a special mailbox. some americans rattled by changes to the u.s. postal service, allegations of fraud and of course covid chose to post their ballots here. >> one was patricia wynn. how confident are you that your vote will be counted in the long run? >> i think it's really worrying that we actually start to question these institutions. and that we are worried about
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things like whether our vote will count. >> those votes could be decisive in battleground states and that is spurring ex-pats on. you have to be in it to win it. >> i will send in my ballot and hope it gets there in time. >> i hope it makes it through the u.s. postal system and counts on the other end. so, alex what are you thinking now? >> i have done my duty. it's gone in to the universe and my fingers are crossed. >> i'm elizabeth palmer in london. >> closer to home now, covid-19 continues to spread like wild fire through many states. wisconsin for example, is reporting its highest number of cases since the pandemic began. adriana diaz ventured in a covid unit in milwaukee's biggest hospital to see for herself, what patients and medical teams are up against. >> hi, sue. >> hi.
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>> how are you? >> 73-year-old sue papas said she did everything she could to protect herself from the coronavirus. that's why she is angry, she still ended up in the icu in milwaukee. >> what do you say to people who don't believe this is real? >> i -- i don't know what to say to them. i'm sitting here, i'm sicker than a god damn dog, and it's real. >> how do you think she is going to do? >> i feel good about her. i really do. it's hard to say though, because we have seen patients that hang out and on high oxygen for weeks and then they require intubation, it happens so fast. i struggle with going to the gas station and someone is not wearing a mask. because i am, i am a diabetic, i'm a pregnant woman. like, i am risking more going to the store than i am coming to
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work because i know that we are all 100% protected here. >> in the past month, the number of covid patients here has more than tripled. this patient has been intubated and s is edated and has been here for two weeks. >> one, two, three. the reason they are flipping him because proning has been shown to help patients breathe better. it's a proven way to help them survive. >> he worries about the staffer. >> at some point, fatigue begins to set n how do we keep our staff refreshed and able to continue to do this, since it's lasting longer and longer. >> it been a marathon. >> it has been a marathon. and we don't know when it's going to end. >>uncertainty, the nurses and doctors say they are fueled by the ones they save. >> i asked my husband who fought had in the war in afghanistan as a marine. how do you prepare for this battle. he told me to figure out what
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>> this is the first time that we have heard a pope support same-sex civil unions. it came in a documentary about homosexuals have a right to be part of a family, what we have to create is a civil union, that way they are legally covered. this document opposes gay unions because they obscure basic moral values and cause a devaluation of marriage. conservative catholics criticize this pope saying he sews confusion, and a bishop from rhode island said that the pope's statement clearly contradicts what has been long-standing teaching. >> you have to remember, this is not a pope who is a homophobe. looking at church teachings what does it change for the church?
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? really doesn't change church teaching at all. what it changes is the church attitude toward civil law and what the pope is saying, just like we don't oppose civil laws that allow divorce and remarriage, he does not oppose civil unions that allow gay couples. in fact, he supports it, because he feels that their rights need to be protected. >> he supported civil unions back when he was bishop of buenos aires as an alternative for gaymarriage. still this woman appreciates the pope's softening of a stance. >> they are making progress toward inclusivity, and it means the world. >> lgbtq people say that it sends a good message to
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countries where there's laws against gay people, where they can be iscriminated against
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the pandemic has cancelled most live musical performances but we are introduced to a twelve-year-old composer who is not letting the virus silence her muse. >> in the silence of the brooklyn bridge, musicians are performing a world premier from the brooklyn philharmonic, it's an important first for the piece's composer. 12-year-old grace moore. while the young composer is getting used to the spotlight, she and her mother met me at the world renowned lincoln center, for years musicians have come here to take center stage.
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what comes in to composing a piece of music, where do you start? >> it starts by you creating a bunch of notes and you add on to the notes. >> okay, sorry, one second. >> after the peak, can you play it a little faster? >> the seven tth grader is partf a program that teaches children how to create music. >> philharmonic with the said it's all part of a mission to expose music to new creators. >> it's critical that symphony orchestras begin to live in the 20th century. that we invite in people of color of all different kinds. we have the composer with us, grace moore. >> philharmonic musicians
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perform pop up concerts out of a rented pickup truck. >> sometimes there will be a fire or a garbage truck is blocking where we are going to play. >> it's new york. >> world class players used to performing in stunning and pin drop quiet halls are instead, playing to the sound track of the streets of new york. sharing music in neighborhoods all over the city. in rain. or shine. the surprise concerts have hit a high note with audienaudiences. >> everyone listening to live music felt like the community coming together. >> and for the shy composer, sharing the music has allowed herrer to feel heard in more ways than one. >> music is universal. doesn't matter where you are, or where you are from, what language you speak, everyone can understand it. >> for cbs this morning.
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[ cheers and applause ] >> and that is the overnight news for this friday. reporting from it's friday, october 23rd, 2020. this is the "cbs morning news." >> success is going to bring us together. we are on the road to success. >> i'm going to give you hope. we're going to move. we're going to choose science over fiction. we're going to choose hope over fear. >> closing arguments. president trump and joe biden debate for the last time. the biggest issues of the night in a much calmer debate. east troublesome fire. the massive colorado inferno is forcing thousands to evacuate. the biggest fear as it burns closer to another major wildfire. treating covid-19. the fda approves the first drug to fight the virus. who can take it under new guidelines?

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