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morning" and follow us online any time for cbs news.com, reporting from the broadcast nter in new york cit it is monday january 4, 2021. this is the cbs morning news. >> there is nothing wrong with saying you recalculated. >> finding the votes. president trump pressures the georgia secretary of state. a fall out one day before two crucial runoff races. rising deaths. refrigerated trucks are storing covid victims in california. the latest concern as the vaccine gets a slow roll out. >> deadly church shooting a man opens fire on a pastor and hiding from police in a bathroom.
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>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. we are beginning with the president's most daring move yet to overturn the election results. some people are calling it an abuse of power. in a shockling call over the weekend, president trump is pressuring the georgia secretary of state to find the ballots needed to flip the state in his favor. there are now calls to maybe even a criminal investigation into mr. trump's actions. >> yes, the senator from illinois is calling for an investigation saying what the president did amounts to intimidation by calling up t georgia secretary of state asking him to find votes and basically threatening him vaguely with some sort of criminal offense. >> president trump made his boldest attempt yet to overturn
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the election. >> i just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have. >> an audio first obtained by the washington post, president trump pressed georgia secretary of state to change the vote count citing disproven claims of fraud. so dead people voted and i think the number is close to 5,000 people. >> georgia recounted multiple times before the republican fact checked the president in real time. >> mr. president, the challenge you have is the data you have is wrong. >> two people that were dead that voted sos that wrong. >> they've lost dozens of legal challenges in several states. >> that was desperately the voice of desperation. >> lawmakers were sworn into
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117th congress. a group of republicans plans to object when a joint session ratifies the count. >> we are ensuring this election was lawful. >> it is not expected to change the results. >> no publicity stunt these guys are pulling is going to stop that. >> president-elect joe biden and president trump will be in georgia today campaigning for their party runners. >> senator purdue is shocked not at what president trump requested but rather that someone in the gop would have recorded the call with the sitting president. >> debra alfarone in washington, thank you. nancy pelosi was reelected as house speaker narrowly as congress kicked off a new term yesterday. [ applause ] >> the california democrat
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picked up 216 votes with the slimmest house majority in two decades. the republican house minority leader received 209 votes. members this year were broken up into groups rather than gathering on the floor at once to get sworn in. newly elected and returning members of the senate also took the oath of office yesterday. senate majority leader mcconnell added he understand the challenges and said with the rollout of the vaccine, 2021 looks bright already. breaking developments in the fight against the coronavirus. this morning, britain began inoculating people with the new astrazeneca oxford vaccine. an 82-year-old man was mopping the first to get the shot.
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the u.s. passed more than 20 million cases over the weekend. the death toll now just over 351,000 people. new york became the fourth state to record more than 1 million cases. with the virus raging, there is concern that holiday gatherings are fuelling a new surge. a report from los angeles. >> the nations stalled vaccine roll out can't keep up with new year's resolutions to get back to normal. >> airports are packed. tsa screened 14 million travelers. new year's eve parties like this one have officials worried. in lockdown, los angeles, this illegal event had 1,000 people. miles away, refrigerated trucks are storing the dead as morgues overflow amid another surge. >> in this battle, we are so outnumbered.
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one in every five in los angeles tested are now positive. the army corps of engineers is helping some hospitals with oxygen systems. >> we are trying to reduce the strain. >> a lack of space and medical professionals is partly to blame for the slow delivery of the vaccine. >> president trump promised over 20 million but the cdc says just over 4 million have been inoculated. former fda commissioner scott gottlieb said that is not fast enough. >> we were hoping we'd have more injections in people's arms at this point. >> those vaccines can't come fast enough. here in california, one person dies from covid-19 every three minutes. cbs news, los angeles. ahead on cbs this morning,
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u.s. surgeon general adams discussions a post holiday surge in covid cases. a man is in custody this morning after he allegedly shot and killed a pastor at an east texas church. he had been on the run and hid in the bathroom of the starrville church bathroom. the pastor was shot and killed after he discovered the gunman. >> the pastor who had a firearm himself drew his arm and ordered him to stop. he starts coming towards the front door and turns around and lungs at the pastor and disarm the pastor at this time. >> two other people were hurt and the man was arrested after he took off in the pastor's vehicle. coming up, two men cause panic after parachuting from a nashville bar in a new year's
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this year. those are some of the headlines on the morning news stand. the associated press reports president-elect joe biden's inauguration will include a virtual parade. mr. biden is said to take part in the event. it will happen after the swaring in ceremony in front of the capital on january 20. they will forego the traditional parade to follow covid protocols and receive the traditional presidential escort with representatives from every branch of the military to the white house. according to the detroit free press says a witness saw a small plane strike a tree before crashing into a home. the incident happened saturday afternoon in michigan. the plane crashed into the two-story home causing a massive fire. people in the neighborhood raced to see what happened. >> i heard the low roar of the
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plane and a loud thud. >> you can see the whole front of the plane. it was all smashed in. we were like, my god, this could happen to us. >> five people were inside the home at the time and were not hurt. the pilot and two family members on the plane were killed. the ntsb is investigating. >> the new york times is said to award the presidential medal of freedom to two of his most ardent republican defenders in the house. officials tell the paper california congressman nunes and jordan will receive the highest honor. he wants to honor them in their leading rolls defending him against the fbi's probe of russia interference and the house's impeachment inquiry. still ahead now, a late
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fight over the late singer prince. 10s of millions may be owed in taxes after prince died without a will.
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here is a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. there is fresh controversy involving the estate of late singer prince. the irs says it was under valued by 50% or $80 million by its administrators. those administrators are comerica bank and trust since he did not have a will. the discrepe si mainly involves his publishing and recording interests. prince died in 2016. on the cbs money watch now, bitcoin soars and a sports
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betting site suffered an outage. good morning. >> good morning to you. wall street opens the first day of trading for 2021. on thursday, the benchmarks ended the year. dow climbed 196 to close at a record high. nasdaq added 18 and s&p 500 gained 24, also hitting a record high. bitcoin rallied to a new record, the digital currency soared past $34,000. since march, it has increased almost 800%. gaining the trust of investors. weeks after bitcoin surpassed $20,000 for the first time ever. tesla missed its target for 2020. before covid hit, elon musk set a goal.
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it fell short. they stuck to the goal only after its assembly plant closed for weeks because of the virus. with plants opening in germany and texas. sports fans could not place bets after fan duel had a wide-spread outage. down a couple of hours on the last day of the regular football season. some people complained they couldn't draw bets they placed. according to the company, there are more than 6 million registered users. i'm not a huge football fan but my twitter was full of people complaining on this one. a big day for football.
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>> nothing good is born from lies. >> wonder woman 1984 topped the box office. the warner brothers movie raked in another $5.5 million. only playing in 2,100 screens across the country. theaters in the biggest markets including l.a. and new york remain closed. the movie is streaming for freon hbo max for subscribers. so far, it has earned $118 million worldwide. one nfl team didn't waste any time firing its head coach. the new york jets parted ways with adam gase. the move announced a few hours after losing to the patriots yesterday. gase finished the season 2-14 which is the second worst record in franchise history.
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the final five episodes of jeopardy starring alex trebek start airing tonight. according to sony pictures, he'll deliver a powerful message about the season of giving. the final episode is on friday and will conclude with a tribute to the long-time host. the 80-year-old died of cancer in november. champion ken jennings will take over as interim guest host. starting january 11. >> and dolly parton and barry gibb are starting off the year with a special treat for music fans. ♪ >> teaming up for a new version of the beegee's hit "words" parton posted some of the song on her twitter account. part of an all-star album greenfields song book volume one.
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our top stories this morning. president trump is still trying to overturn the results of the 2020 election. in an audio recording of a phone call on saturday, mr. trump pressed georgia secretary of state to find more than 11,000 votes, citing disproven claims of fraud he said mr. trump's data is
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wrong. >> nancy pelosi won in a narrow victory. newly elected and returning members of the senate took the oath of office. majority leader welcomed all senators after they had been sworn in. with 2020 over, it is a good time to start planning your finances for the new year. experts say there are some steps to take now to make sure you don't get a big tax bill later on. >> the pandemic forced millions of americans to leave the office. 53% of people working in their house said they plan to take a home office tax deduction but they may not qualify. >> only if you are self-employed or are a home business are you allowed to deduct. if you are working home for the convenience of your employer,
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that is not a deduction. >> there is a lot of confusion over the stimulus checks. >> not taxable. >> while stimulus which cans are not taxable, unemployment checks are. >> people need to plan now for how that will impact their tax bill in the spring. >> especially for those who recived unemployment benefits and did not withhold. >> also for americans who worked remotely outside their city or state may face a different tax rate. >> you need to compile the number of days a year you worked in your primary location. where your primary residence is and see what the rules are. >> some workers need to prepare for a smaller paycheck. several taxes that were relaxed are returning in 2021, which will mean less take home pay. cbs news, san diego.
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coming up this morning, we will speak with u.s. surgeon general about the delays and dangers of the new coronavirus strain and the cbs investigation find state medical boards often look the other way when it comes to malpractice and doctors hurting their patients. we'll meet a brother and sister team who took action after they noticed a lack of diversity in jigsaw puzzles. that's the cbs news for this monday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day.
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