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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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captioning funded by cbs good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. we're going to begin with a much more civil presidential debate. at least compared to first showdown. president trump and joe biden faced off for the last time last night with 11 days to go until election day. the candidates presented contrasting visions on issues from the coronavirus pandemic to climate change. natalie brand is in nashville, where the debate took place. natalie, what were some of the biggest highlights? >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. well, this debate, as you mentioned, looked vastly different from the first presidential debate with far fewer interruptions. but the candidates still clashed and challenged each other over six policy areas. and as you said, they presented very different visions for the country. the final presidential debate of 2020 started off with the coronavirus. >> we're learning to live with
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it. >> people are learning to die with it. >> reporter: as the virus killed more than 220,000 americans, former vice president joe biden made the pandemic the central focus of his campaign against president trump. >> anyone who is responsible for that many deaths should not remain as president of the united states of america. >> we closed up the greatest economy in the world in order to fight this horrible disease that came from china. >> reporter: later the candidates clashed over healthcare. >> what i'm going to do is pass obamacare with a public option. become bidencare. >> i'd like to terminate obamacare, come up with a brand-new beautiful new healthcare. >> reporter: kristen welker asked the two men about racial inequality in the america. >> the exception of abraham lincoln, nobody has done what i've done. criminal justice reform, obama and joe didn't do it. >> abraham lincoln here is one of most racist presidents we had in modern history. >> reporter: on the topic of climate change, biden said he
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wants to move away from fossil fuels. >> it has to be replaced by renewable energy, over time. >> will you remember that, texas? will you remember that, pennsylvania. >> reporter: president trump made his closing argument about the economy, while the former vice president said the character of the country is on the ballot. >> success is going to bring us together. >> we're going to choose hope over fear. >> reporter: with 11 days until election day, 47 million americans have already voted. and with president trump trailing in recent polling in some key battleground states, he's made a point of hitting several of them this week. today he's scheduled to head to florida for two rallies, biden meanwhile scheduled to deliver remarks in delaware. but he is getting some help from star power on the campaign trail today. pop star lizzo is participating in a get out the vote event in her home state of michigan. anne-marie? >> should be pretty good. natalie brand in nashville,
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thank you, natalie. so three states apparently targeted in an email scheme report their voters' databases were not compromised. officials from elections offices in florida, alaska and arizona tell cbs news there have been no breaches to their voter rolls. it comes after top u.s. intel officials warned iran and russia obtained some voter registration data. they say iran used the information to send threatening emails to democratic voters urging them to vote for president trump, using the name of the far right group the proud boys. crews in colorado are racing to contain a wildfire that exploded in size, forcing thousands of people to evacuate. authorities say the east troublesome fire has grown from 19,000 acres to more than 170,000. flames yesterday raced through the town of grand lake, and into the western portion of rocky mountain national park.
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one man's home was destroyed this week, a home he had built from the ground up. >> little bit of a train ride, for sure. you've been in our house for 11 months, took three years to build it and it is gone. >> the growth you see on this fire is unheard of, 100,000 acres, never, ever expected, we planned for the worst, this is worst of the worst of the worst. >> crews are having a hard time gaining an upper hand on the blaze due to windy and dry conditions. there is also concern that it will merge with the cameron peak fire. that's the largest in the state history which is just ten miles away. and last night's presidential debate at the presidential debate president trump said the coronavirus is going away. but the numbers may show otherwise. the u.s. reported more than 71,000 new cases yesterday, that's according to johns hopkins university, that's the most in nearly three months. meantime, the fda approved
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remdesivir as the first drug to treat covid-19. it was used to treat president trump during his bout with the coronavirus. a large study discovered remdesivir cuts the recovery time by five days from 15 days to 10. the maker gilead sciences said the medicine was approved for people at least 12 years old who need to be hospitalized because of the virus. in an unprecedented move, president trump posted footage on social media from a "60 minutes" interview he did with lesley stahl set to air on sunday. the president claimed there was a bias on behalf of the broadcast. kris van cleave has more. >> reporter: president trump cut short tuesday's interview with "60 minutes" correspondent lesley stahl at the white house. it was her third interview with the president and included tense moments. >> the biggest scandal was when they spied on my campaign, they spied on my campaign. >> there is no real evidence of that. >> of course there is. it is all over the place. >> no. >> lesley, they spied on my
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campaign -- >> sir, can i say something? you know, this is "60 minutes," and we can't put on things we can't verify. >> reporter: from there the discussion grew more contentious. president trump threatened to post the entire interview before its sunday air date. thursday, the white house did exactly that. cbs news responded with a statement saying the white house's unprecedented decision to disregard their agreement with cbs news and release their footage will not deter "60 minutes" from providing the full, fair and contextual reporting which presidents have participated in for decades. a senior white house official tells cbs news, the president felt the interview was unfair and wanted to make it public. "60 minutes" released its own excerpts showing the president's growing irritation at being pressed for answers. >> you don't. >> we hand out thousands of masks. >> but you look out and they're not wearing them and you don't say please put on your masks. >> reporter: some are calling the president's decision to release the video a form of distraction. >> in this case, the president
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is doing it in order to blunt whatever the result would be when this thing airs. >> is it also an attempt to bully journalists? >> no doubt. i mean, look, the president has said that one of his great tactics is to constantly call into question the public's trust of journalism. >> reporter: "60 minutes" says the interview with president trump and another with former vice president joe biden will air as planned this sunday. kris van cleave, cbs news, washington. a full senate vote on judge amy coney barrett's confirmation to the supreme court is expected to come on monday. senate republicans on the judiciary committee powered past a democratic boycott yesterday, and advancing barrett's nomination to the full senate. republicans are set to confirm barrett just 38 days after the death of justice ruth bader ginsburg. the gop is expected to have the votes needed to approve barrett to the high court. and coming up on the "cbs
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"the wall street journal" reports the senate judiciary committee threatened the ceos of twitter and facebook with subpoenas to force them to address accusations of censorship in the closing weeks of the presidential campaign. the republican-led panel voted 12-0 to authorize subpoenas to mark zuckerberg and jack dorsey. democrats boycotted. the committee says it wants to hear from the ceos about possible suppression or censorship of recent "new york post" articles about joe biden and his son hunter. minnesota's "star tribune" reports a judge ruled all four minneapolis police officers charged in the killing of george floyd will go to trial. the judge dismissed a third degree murder charge against derek chauvin, the officer who pressed his knee against floyd's neck, but the judge let stand more serious charges of one count of unintentional second degree murder and one count of
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second degree manslaughter against chauvin. attorneys not affiliated with the case said that they were not surprised by the ruling. >> as originally charged before, it was up to the second degree, we did what i'll call some head scratching as to how is this charge going to stand. >> the judge also let stand charges of aiding and abetting against the other three former officers. the associated press says scientists are studying a certain kind of beetle's super tough shell to learn about designing stronger planes and buildings. researchers say the shell on the diabolical iron clad beetle can't be crushed. they say that the one inch beetle found in southern california's woodlands withstood compression 39,000 times its weight and even survived being run over by a car. the study is part of a project funded by the u.s. air force. so still ahead, a popular
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on "the cbs moneywatch," walmart files a lawsuit in the opioid battle, and macy's santa land will look different this year. diane king hall is in new york with those stories and more. good morning, diane. >> good morning, anne-marie. all three indexes ended in positive territory yesterday, fueled by upbeat stimulus talks on capitol hill. the dow jumped 152 points. the nasdaq gained 21 and the s&p 500 added 17. walmart is suing the federal government seeking to prove its pharmacists are not responsible for the opioid crisis. the retailer said the suit is in response to threats of legal action by the justice department and the drug enforcement agency. walmart said the government is looking at massive financial penalties against the retailer for allegedly filling questionable prescriptions. the company said it is being used as a scapegoat for the federal government's own shortcomings in combatting the opioid crisis. southwest airlineses says it
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will soon stop blocking middle seats on flights. the airline has limited the number of seats for sale for months due to the corona ndemic. southwest ceo gary kelly claimed in an interview yesterday that flying is quote very safe environment. the airline said it made the decision aligned with science-based findings and also comes after reporting another quarterly loss. southwest will resume selling all available seats on december 1st. and for the first time in nearly 160 years, santa won't be greeting kids at macy's flagship store in new york city. macy's says more than a quarter of a million people come visit santa in herald square each year, making it difficult to create a safe environment due to the pandemic. instead, the retailer will offer a free online experience on its website starting at the end of next month. families will be able to play games and get a virtual tour of santa's workshop. anne-marie, i guess that will limit the number of meltdowns you see at santa land. >> that is true.
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the meltdown at home. i feel like there is an opening there, though, for someone who wants to maybe do like a zoom santa setup. >> yeah. >> don't give me credit for it, but i think there is -- there is opportunity in disappointment. >> yes. >> diane king hall in new york, have a good weekend, diane. thank you. >> all right. so up next, a rare puppy. we'll show you a tiny dog that is a different shade than his siblings. ur distance. but we can still help protect each other this flu season by getting vaccinated. if you're 65 or older, get the superior flu protection of fluzone high-dose quadrivalent. it's the only 65+ flu vaccine with four times the standard dose. and it's free with medicare part b. fluzone high-dose quadrivalent isn't for people who've had a severe allergic reaction to any flu vaccine or vaccine component, including eggs or egg products. tell your health care professional
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i grab her first and then i'll help you. >> thank you. >> you're welcome. >> a dramatic rescue in the choppy waters off tampa, florida. four adults and three children were on a boat monday when it capsized due to strong winds. authorities say they were all wearing life jackets when they were pulled to safety. and no one was hurt. for the first time in nearly 100 year history, "time" magazine is changing its logo. you can see that it reads vote on the cover. the publication's double issue, which is set to hit newsstands today, also includes instructions on how to vote. "time's" editor in chief said few events will shape the world to come more than the result of the upcoming election. a work by street artist banksy sold for almost $10 million at a london auction. show me the monet sold to an unidentified bidder on wednesday. it is inspired by claude monet's 1899 masterpiece "bridge over a
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pond of water lilies." he put his spin on it by adding abandoned shopping carts and an orange traffic cone. >> banksy today is one of the most sought after artists. he's really made that step from being a much loved figure in popular culture to actually being one of the most desired collected artists of our time. >> 400,000 pounds. >> it is the second most expensive banksy piece ever sold. and the owner of a farm in italy named his dog pistachio. why pistachio? the dog is green. the rare green colored mixed breed puppy was born earlier this month. the other dogs in the litter all have white fur. it is believed that the green is caused by contact in the womb with a green pigment. the green color is fading, though, and it will continue to do so. pistachio is a cutie. coming up on "cbs this morning" in her only broadcast interview, we'll speak with
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so you don't wait for life. you live it. our top stories this morning, president trump and joe biden faced off in their final our top stories this morning, president trump and joe biden faced off in their final debate last night. the candidates clashed over the coronavirus pandemic, healthcare and immigration. the debate was more civil, though, thanks to a mute button put in place by the debate commission. and the fda approved remdesivir as the first drug to treat covid-19. the intravenous drug helped shorten the recovery time of some hospitalized patients. the drug's maker says it has been approved for people who are at least 12 years old. it has been used since the spring, but only on emergency
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basis. well, this election season is unlike anything american politics has seen before. with the pandemic still raging, politicians and their supporters are finding creative ways to spread their message without spreading the coronavirus. laura podesta shows us how. >> reporter: prepandemic, joseph said it was easy to drum up energy at rallies for the progressive organization our revolution. online, it is a bit more difficult. how do you make sure that people are still getting excited about a candidate over zoom? >> it's incredibly challenging. >> reporter: these live events on facebook often look like power point presentations. but he says they're working. >> arguably we're probably doing more voter connection than we would have been able to do had we just relied on in person rallies. >> reporter: and the dollar signs are adding up. democratic presidential nominee joe biden shattered fund-raising records last month, taking in $383 million. more than half of that from online donations.
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the trump campaign raked in nearly 248 million. >> you're my first call. >> reporter: even celebs are behind the contactless campaign movement. >> early voting begins tomorrow! >> reporter: oprah winfrey called texas voters on the phone. >> we're bringing back the movement. >> reporter: and jane fonda suited up in spandex to remind people to exercise the vote. in michigan, president trump supporters rallied with a so-called trump train of more than 100 vehicles. voters in maryland flew their flags for the president too. >> we're showing we -- >> reporter: not everyone is adapting to socially distanced campaigning. the chair in salk county, wisconsin, says boots on the ground is still the best way to reach voters. >> people are going to be more responsive if they're given a personal invitation to come to an event than a facebook posting. >> reporter: that approach may not sit well with everyone. a recent poll found 63% of voters now feel apprehensive opening their door to canvassers.
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laura podesta, cbs news. coming up on "cbs this morning," a closer look at ghislaine maxwell's testimony in the jeffrey epstein case after hundreds of pages of a deposition were made public. plus, we'll hear from black male voters about where they stand on the presidential candidates. and in her only broadcast interview, we'll speak with grammy winning singer alanis morissette about her new audio memoir. that's the "cbs morning news" for this friday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great weekend. -- captions by vitac --
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